Rosemary DeWolf, 1927-2019

Rosemary A. DeWolf, 92, of La Porte, IN, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

She was born July 2, 1927, in La Porte to Leo and Elizabeth (Wagner) Minich.

Rosemary was employed as Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the City of La Porte Clerk Treasurer’s Office. She graduated in 1945 from Kingsbury High School and the former Reese School of Business. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and was a member of Ladies Circle.

Rosemary cherished time spent with her grandchildren, family and friends.

On Sept. 29, 1951, in La Porte, she married William E. DeWolf, who preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2012.

Rosemary leaves behind two sons, Christopher M. (Bonnie) DeWolf and James W. DeWolf, both of La Porte; grandchildren, Angela (Samuel) King and Annette (Chase) Schletzer; four great-grandchildren, William John, Florence, Branch and Dawson; a sister, Sister Helen Minich of St. Francis Convent, Mishawaka, IN; and a brother, Thomas Minich of La Porte.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William; and siblings, Mary and Virginia Biegel, Helen Wandell, and Leonard, Richard, Robert and Andrew Minich.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Peter Catholic Church in La Porte. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1110 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Rosemary DeWolf, 1927-2019”

  1. Pam Ruminski

    Sep 11. 2019

    Rosemary was such a sweet lady. I so enjoyed
    singing with her.
    Prayers to family and friends.

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  2. Jeanne Essling

    Sep 11. 2019

    Chris, Bonnie and family – sorry to hear of your loss.

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  3. Carol Kemp

    Sep 12. 2019

    Rosemary will always hold a special spot in the hearts of the Kemp family. She was a lovely lady. We extend our sympathy to her family.

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