Rose Anne Riegert, 97, of Medford, formerly of the Town of Deer Creek, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, under her families care and Hope Hospice Care at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Father Gerard Willger and Father Lourdumar Reddy Mandapati will officiate. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville. Pallbearers will be Michael Riegert, Mark Riegert, Steve Hasenohrl, Joe Cypher, Jason Cypher and Don Cypher.
Rose was born September 27, 1916 in the Town of Deer Creek to the late Ren and Josephine (Vogt) Riegert. She attended Pleasant Valley School and graduated in 1934 from Medford High School. She was employed in Milwaukee in the 1930’s. She later worked at the Suits Drug Store and the Medford Co-op in Medford. She also kept books for the family farm, the Riegert Bros. mink ranch and Dairy Consultants.
Rose enjoyed playing cards and was especially good at cribbage. She gardened, put up her own produce and baked the “old country” recipes. Rose set puzzles, did cross-word puzzles, latched-hooked rugs and knit until just before her death. She cared for family members and offered hospitality to whoever stopped in. Her cookie jar was always ready for company.
Rose is survived by her sister-in-law; Norma Riegert, 2 nephews; Michael Riegert and Mark (Pam Motte) Riegert of Medford, 2 nieces; Sharon (Joe) Cypher of Medford, and Judy (Steve) Hasenhorl of Rapid City, SD. Also 2 great-nieces; Megan (Adam) Laufenberg and Abbie Hasenhorl, 2 great-nephews; Jason (Amy) Cypher and Don (Heather) Cypher, 1 great-great-nephew; Alex Cypher and a great-great niece; Emily Cypher.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister; Matilda Mueller and her brothers; Herb and Ed Riegert.