Rose Theresa Stifter, age 91, died Nov. 11, 1997 after a long illness at Lakepointe Villa, nursing care facility in Mount Clemens, Mich.
Rosa Stifter was the ninth child of 12 born to Martin and Francisca Krueger Quast in Winsted township on Aug. 8, 1906. She was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Church and attended Holy Trinity School. She was employed in Minneapolis until her marriage to Edward Stifter on Dec. 22, 1922 in Des Moines, Ia.
The couple lived in Fraser, Mich. from 1929. Edward Stifter passed away at his home Oct. 24, 1965.
Rosa was a former member of the Fraser Senior Citizens, the Clinton Township Seniors and the Daughters of the Revolution. She made many trips to Minnesota for weddings, anniversaries and funerals. She went on bus tours and a sightseeing trip to Hawaii.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Francisca Quast; her husband, Edward; grandson, Robert; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Annete; her seven brothers, Martin, John, Albert, Henry, Andrew, Louis, and Lawrence Quast and three sisters: Julia Fasching, Frances Cloutier, and Louisa Kieser.
She is survived by daughter and spouse Dorothy (Peter) Ringler of Harrison Township, Mich., grandchildren Edward (Nancy) Ringler of Warren, Mich., Susan (Charles) McIntyre of Sterling Heights, Mich.; and great-grandchildren: Stephanie and Katie Ringler, Kathryn, Sharon, Steven McIntyre; sister Martha (Howard) Borg of Waverly, sister-in-laws: Elizabeth Quast, Ida Roufs, Gladness Sabanish and many nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 13, 1997 at the Faulmann and Walch Golden Rule Funeral Home in Fraser with the Rev. Father O'Leary of the St. Hubert Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in the spring of 1998 at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted beside her husband Edward Stifter.