Rosina Stiegelmeier loved music
Funeral services for Rosina Emma Bauman Stiegelmeier, 86, of Selby were held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby.
Burial was at Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Mrs. Stiegelmeier passed away Feb. 10, 2013, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, N.D.
Rosina was born Jan. 16, 1927, near Java to Fred and Rosina Bauman. She graduated from Java High School in 1944, after which she attended college in Aberdeen to obtain her teaching certificate. Rosina returned to teach three years at Alamo Country School.
She married Wilmer Stiegelmeier on Oct. 5, 1947. They operated a farm and ranch southwest of Selby for 43 years and raised four children.
Rosina loved music. She sang with the Bauman family singers for an early age. She was active in the community and in St. John Lutheran Church. She was a state and local ALCW officer, leader of the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club, and was a 48-year member of the area Christian Women’s Club, both attending and hosting their Bible studies.
As part of her German heritage she served as secretary-treasurer for “Die Deutsche Freiheit” chapter of Germans from Russia Heritage Society and was a frequent soloist for community events. Rosina enjoyed being a part of these organizations as away of serving her community and church. She touched many lives and made many lasting friendships through the years of her involvement.
Friendships were also made as Rosina and Wilmer traveled in the United States and abroad. Rosina helped plan many extension trips to Midwestern states. Rosina and Wilmer were always ready to travel to their children’s and grandchildren’s events to offer encouragement and share in their accomplishments. They looked forward to this very much. She was always willing to provide food for the many family and extended family gatherings.
In 1996, they moved from their farm to a home in Selby, and in 2007 to Bismarck. Rosina was a resident of Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center at her passing in Feb. 10. She was a lovely person and will be dearly missed.
Rosina is survived by her four children, Diana (Paul) Moxness of Waubay, Dawn (Jim) Anderson of St. Paul, Minn., Mark (Becky Goehring) Stiegelmeier of Selby, and Paul (Marie Perman) Stiegelmeier of Bismarck; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers and one sister, Clarence Bauman of Bismarck, Harold Bauman of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Hilda Schaefer of Lodi, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wilmer Stiegelmeier, one brother, Martin Bauman, and her parents.