Rosilvia “Rosie” Clara Elsie Redepenning, age 88, of Norwood Young America, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Emerald Crest Assisted Living in Victoria.
She was born June 21, 1923, at her parents’ home in Winsted Township, a twin daughter of Adolph and Anna (Schmidt) Krienke. Rosie was baptized as an infant July 1, 1923, by the Rev. Walter Baumhoefener, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth March 21, 1937, by the Rev. J. A. Schert, both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township.
Rosie received her education in Lester Prairie, and was a graduate of the Lester Prairie High School class of 1941. She went on to work various jobs in the area.
Rosie was united in marriage to Harvey Redepenning Sept. 13, 1949, by the Rev. Alf. Streufert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township. They made their home in Young America, and were life-long residents of the community. Rosie and Harvey shared over 54 years of marriage, before Harvey passed away May 22, 2004.
In addition to being a loving wife and homemaker, Rosie held several jobs, most notably at Bongards Creamery in Bongards.
She was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.
Rosie’s enjoyments in life included gardening, fishing, bird watching particularly cardinals, and watching wrestling on TV. She also cherished the time spent with her friends and family.
Rosie is survived by her twin sister, Arsilvia Loehrs of Mayer; a brother, Herbert Krienke and his wife, Betty, of Hutchinson; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her husband, Harvey, she was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Anna Krienke; brothers Arthur and Lucinda Krienke, Walter and Adela Krienke, and Victor and Esther Krienke; a sister, Argoldie and Wilmer Schubert; and brother-in-law Elmer Loehrs.
Funeral services took place Thursday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. Interment followed at Mau Cemetery in Norwood Young America. The Rev. David Winter officiated at the funeral services. Organist was Rita Luecke. Congregational hymns included “Just As I Am,” “I Am But A Stranger Here,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Casket bearers were Wallace Krienke, Kenneth Krienke, Lowell Schubert, Ronald Schubert, Daniel Krienke, and Jarred Loehrs.
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.See online guest book at www.hantge.com.
Memorials may be designated to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.