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7/2/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Rosemary Ida Wagemester
Rosemary Ida Wagemester, 78, of DeWitt passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home after a long battle with kidney failure.

She was born Aug. 20, 1935, to Joseph and Rosella Bormann Wagemester. Rosemary grew up on the farm in rural Clinton County. She attended Hampshire No. 3 County School. Rosemary moved to Clinton in 1958. She worked at FW Means and the General Electric Co. plant in Morrison, Ill., for 25 years before retiring in September 1995. She moved to DeWitt in December 1995.

Rosemary enjoyed babysitting her nieces in Clinton and when she moved to DeWitt, she took care of three of her great-nephews. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt and its Altar and Rosary Society.

A funeral Mass was held Monday, July 7, at St. Joseph Church. Rosemary's wishes were to be cremated after the funeral. A burial ceremony will be held at a later date at St. Boniface Cemetery in Clinton.

Rosemary is survived by three sisters, Bernice Mootz of DeWitt, Viola (Paul) Frett of Maquoketa, and Joanne (Jim) Diehl of Elizabeth, Ill., three brothers, Bernard (Janis) Wagemester of Clinton, Ed (Ardith) Wagemester of DeWitt and Robert (Donna) Wagemester of Clinton; a brother-in-law, John Frett of Maquoketa; 16 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and great-nephews, and four great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Wagemester and Mary Agnes Frett; a brother-in-law, Emil Mootz; and her stepmother, Clara Boehmer Wagemester.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

The Pape Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

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