RoseMary Schoenwald, 87 of Marion, S.D., died on June 20, 2019 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion. A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 25 at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Marion, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Marion.
RoseMary was born on Dec. 6, 1931 at Marion to Peter and Ida (Schlaffman) Mohr. On Feb. 7, 1932 she was baptized into Christ. She grew up at Marion where she attended all of her schooling except for her senior year, graduating from Alexandria High School. She was confirmed into her faith on June 9, 1946. On Aug. 31, 1952 she was united in marriage to Ferdinand “Ferd” Schoenwald at Alexandria. They farmed in the Marion and Dolton area until moving into Marion in 2001. She worked for Dakota Industries and later Raven Industries starting in Canistota, S.D.; Freeman; and then Salem, S.D. until her retirement. She was a lifetime member of Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Grateful for having shared her life are her 4 children: Allen (Jeanette), Laurie (Scot) Petersen, Jody (Gary) Luke, and Dean (Sheryl), all of Marion; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother Jim (Toni) Mohr, Greeley, Colo.; and three sisters: Teresa (Randy) Neugebauer, Canistota, S.D., Donna (Jim) Ridler, Buffalo, Minn., and Lorretta Nelson, Sioux Falls, S.D. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ferd, in 2017; son Keith, and sisters Bev and Evelyn.