December 30, 1932 – June 1, 2021
Rosemarie Fertl, 88, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of Caseyville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Rosemarie was born December 30, 1932 in East Saint Louis, IL to Clemence W. and Dorothy (Dorris) Mees.
She married Frederick C. Fertl on September 22, 1955; he preceded her in death on November 5, 2005.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shirley (Melvin) Pardieck; step-mother, Marguerite Mees; brother-in-law, Gordon Fertl and sister-in-law, Mary Colgate.
Rosemarie is survived by her children, Tom (Linda) Fertl in Litchfield, IL, Tracy (Derold) Strickland of Collinsville, IL and Stacy (Larry) Harris of Collinsville, IL; grandchildren, Michael (Monica) Fertl of St. Louis, MO, Justin (Caitlyn) Strickland of Cuba, MO, Elysha (Will) Beckenbach of Mill Springs, MO and Adam (Sarah) Strickland of Collinsville, IL; great-grandchildren, Dominik, Liam, Owen, Troy, Zoe and Chloe; half-brothers, Bill (Marcia) Mees of Caseyville, IL and Charlie Mees of Hurst, IL and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
For 40 years, Rosemarie helped shape the minds of her first grade students at Caseyville Elementary School. Teaching was not just a job to Rosemarie, as she loved her students like her own. Rosemarie truly never met a stranger and was like a loving mother and friend to all who met her. She was a lifelong resident of Caseyville, IL, where she and her husband were very active throughout their community. She was a devoted member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caseyville and also a member of the Caseyville Fire Department Auxiliary, Jr. Women’s Club, Library Board and the Lions Club, and two chapters of the AARP for many years.
She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be sent to the family through this guestbook.
VISITATION: A visitation for Rosemarie will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL.
SERVICE: A funeral service will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Fr. William McGhee will officiate. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
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