Rose A. Meyerhofer -- Stacyville, Iowa

STACYVILLE, Iowa -- The funeral for Rose A. Meyerhofer will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, Iowa, with the Rev. Philip Recker officiating. The body will be cremated after the service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Osage.

Mrs. Meyerhofer, 80, of Osage, formerly of the Stacyville area, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) in the emergency room of Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.

Rose A. Schmidt was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Wells, Minn. On April 9, 1947, she married Clemence "Clem " Meyerhofer at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek. They farmed in the Stacyville area until 1981, when they retired and moved to Osage. Mr. Meyerhofer died Aug. 15, 1998. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, sang in the choir and was active in other church activities. She enjoyed playing bridge and canasta, and baking.

Survivors include four daughters, Sister Nancy Meyerhofer of San Diego, Calif., Arlene (Lowell) Erickson and Peggy Meyerhofer, both of Kenyon, and Bea Young of Altadena, Calif.; four sons, Nick (Cheri) of Flagstaff, Ariz., Roger (Wanda) of Owatonna, Ben of Britt, Iowa, and Andy (Liz) of Osage; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Theresa (John) Heimerman of Blooming Prairie, Catherine Jenkins of Grapeview, Wash., Alice Bulson of Faribault and Dorothy (Ron) Swehla (Ron) of Prescott, Ariz.; and a brother, Ben (Mary) Schmidt of Owatonna. She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, where the rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and there will be a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m.

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