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Rose Marie Ziemann, 83

Rose Marie Ziemann, age 83, of Litchfield, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at her residence.

She was born March 12, 1931, in Wabasha, the daughter of Zean and Helen Hawley. Rose grew up in Wabasha, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.

She attended school in Wabasha until her family moved to St. Paul when she was a teenager. She then attended and graduated from the Cathedral of St. Paul Catholic School.

Rose was united in marriage to Robert Ziemann in January of 1952, at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

The couple made their home in St. Paul, where Rose was employed at Bro-Tex, and later as a dietician at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. Upon retirement, Rose moved to Litchfield to be closer to family.

Rose had a marvelous hand at crocheting, and had given away hundreds of afghans and dolls to family and friends. She enjoyed baking, and loved to make homemade tortillas for family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, having a good time. Rose loved to joke around, but she would also tell you the truth about things.

Rose is survived by her children, Marie (Michael) Kichler of Stacy, Rebecca (Ron) Hastings of Dassel, and Robert (Helen) Ziemann of E. Bethel; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and siblings Eugene Hawley of Sylmar, CA; and Helen Weinger of Forest Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son Herman Ziemann; grandson Joey Ziemann; great-grandson Mathew Holmin; parents Zean and Helen Hawley; and brothers Frank Hawley and William Hawley.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating. Interment was at the Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Kingston.

There was a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

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