Rosemary E Rosswurm

June 1, 1936January 4, 2021

Rosemary E Rosswurm, 84, a long-time resident of St. Anne's Home, died on January 4, 2021 from COVID, at Parkview Randallia Hospice in Ft. Wayne, IN.

She was born June 1, 1936 in New Haven, IN to Glenn and Lucille Krick Rosswurm.

After serving several years as Sister of St. Agnes and later earning degrees at St. Francis College, she devoted her talents for more than 30 years to children's education, many as religious education director at St. John Parish, Fort Wayne.

Her parents; brother Stanley and sisters Dorothy Nichter of Ft. Wayne, Lois Emenhiser of New Haven, and Nancy Hauser of Rochester NY preceded her in death.

She is survived by Sr. Barbara Jean, SCA, of Fond du Lac, WI, Linda Love of Harrington, DE, Edwin of Churubusco, Richard of Cincinnati, and numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St, New Haven, IN 46774.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am also at the church with Father Bill Sullivan officiating. The service can be viewed via Facebook Livestream by visiting

Internment will then be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, New Haven.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI 54937-8158 directed towards the retired Sisters fund


  • The Sister of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI 54937-8158 directed towards the retired Sisters fund


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Linda Love

January 12, 2021

My sister, Rosy, was a very sweet caring person. Oh, we had our "times", as sisters do. My favorite memories of Rosy are how she loved my kids, especially when they were little. She always called LoriAnn, Annie, and Scott, Scottie, even up to the last time I talked with her just after Christmas. When Scott was little she would count his freckles. When she was finished he would say, "just un more time, Osie". And of course there was always "just un more time". Now she and Scottie are together and counting his freckles as many times as they want. Thank you, God, for allowing me to be Rosy's baby sister for 71 years.

Jacqueline Roller, CSA

January 8, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Rosswurm family and especially my dear friend Sr. Barbara Jean. Rosemary taught sixth grade and I taught seventh grade at St. John The Baptist School in Ft. Wayne. She was always available if I had questions regarding our shared students. I was able to visit Rosemary on several occasion at St. Ann's and we always reminisced about those days gone by. Rosemary had a smile that is seared in my mind. Go now in Peace Faithful Servant, you have earned eternal rest.

Pat Helmkamp

January 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of you. I taught with Rosie at St John the Baptist School in Fort Wayne. We both taught 1st Grade. She was such a great colleague and friend! I missed her when she went onto 6th Grade and eventually became our Director of Religious Education. That was many years ago but still remember the great camaraderie we shared.