Sister Rebecca (Adele) Rosemeyer, OSF died on September 6, 2022 at the age 100.
The Rite of Final Committal will be held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022 followed by burial at the Sisters of St. Francis natural burial site. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Clare House Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022. Visitors will be required to wear masks. Livestream of the services can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/dubuquefranciscans.
Adele Rosemeyer, daughter of the late Raymond and Ida (Budden) Rosemeyer, was born January 19, 1922 in Thorp, WI. She was confirmed at St. Anne’s in Stanley, WI. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque on September 8, 1941. She was received with the name Sister Mary Rebecca on August 12, 1942 and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1947.
Sister received her master’s degree in English from Loyola University, Chicago. She ministered as an educator in Iowa at Remsen; Pocahontas; Briar Cliff College, Sioux City; and in Dubuque at Immaculate Conception Academy, Wahlert High School, and Loras College. She served as Coordinator of Collette Center, Chapel Coordinator, and Administrative Secretary at Mount St. Francis Center in Dubuque.
Sister is survived by her sister, Marcelle Podvin; sister-in-law Dorothy Newbys; nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Norma (John) Gamrath; brothers Raymond (Ester and Vivian) Rosemeyer, Charles (Betty Jean) Rosemeyer, Robert (Myrt) Rosemeyer, Justin (Mary Ann) Rosemeyer, and Eugene Rosemeyer; and a brother-in-law, Bill Podvin.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA.