Rosemary Kuhse

August 6, 1931January 10, 2021

Rosemary Kuhse, 89, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully at home with her family at her bedside on January 10th, 2021.

Rosemary was a devoted Catholic, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was born August 6th, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa to Edwin and Agnes Friedel. She graduated from nursing school in Omaha, Nebraska as a RN. In 1953 she married Francis Kuhse and started a family. They made their first home in Grundy Center, Iowa. In 1968 their family moved from Iowa to Arizona and settled in Mesa.

Rosemary retired as a Nurse and was a board member with the Marc Center and volunteer with the City of Mesa Adaptive Bowling Program. She loved playing bridge with her friends and loved reading and doing cross word puzzles.

She is survived by three of her children Peggy, Mark (Sharon), Lynne Holliefield (David), eight grand- children, Renae, Andrew, Casey (Megan), Alex, Stacie, Cody (Allie), Christa, Courtney and Adam. Six great grandchildren, Olivia, Ellie, Chloe, CJ, Julian and Jace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank her son Pat her two brothers Lawrence Friedel (Norma), Edwin Friedel (Betty) and sister Therese Patterson (Dwaine). Family and friends remember how much she enjoyed her traditional Christmas Eve celebrations, going to Lake Tahoe or numerous trips to San Diego to vacation with family or play bridge with her friends.


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Mary Wright

January 15, 2021

Aunt Rosie was always the fun Aunt. She gave us girls young people talks and great advise. One thing she told us girls that always comes to mind is "If you can still put your foot on the bathroom sink to shave your legs, you're still young!" LOL! Love you Aunt Rosie!💋💋

Stacie Kuhse

January 14, 2021

My favorite memory of my grandmother is when I was little I would go to her house and make gingerbread houses. Always around Christmas time . Her face lit up when her grandchildren were near . I love my grandma and miss her dearly 💜😇