Obit: Rosekrans, Dr. Sarah (? - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rosekrans, Didriksen, Hagen, Stanley, Gibbons, Sherren, Musil, Galstad, Thompson, Seif, Palmer, Bollom, Albrecht, Tresemer, Henchen, Grap, Peters, Scott

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 12/17/1970

Rosekrans, Dr. Sarah (? - ? December 1970)

Members of the Neillsville community along with family and friends from other areas gathered Sunday, December 13, at the Masonic Temple to honor the memory of the late Dr. Sarah (Didriksen) Rosekrans.

Among the many attending the service were the two Rosekrans daughters, Elizabeth Ann Hagen of Lake Elmo, Minn., and Laura lee Stanley of Mundelein, Ill., and the doctor’s close friends, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Gibbons of Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Hagen’s husband Eugene, and the three Stanley children, Philip, Lynn and Tiffany, were also present.

The program planned by Mrs. Kenneth Sherren, began with a piano prelude by Mrs. James Musil. The Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” followed the presentation of the flag by the Boy Scouts of Troop 64. Soloists were Wilfred Galstad and Dr. T. N. Thompson. Their respective accompanists were Mrs. Musil and Mrs. Thompson.

Participants in the Memorial service presented by the Order of the Eastern Star, Carmi Chapter No. 60, included the following: Mrs. Sherren, worthy matron; Mrs. Dale Seif, Chaplain; Fred Palmer, worthy patron, Mrs. Fred Palmer, Adah; Mrs. Ellsworth Bollom, Ruth; Mrs. Richard Albrecht, Esther; Mrs. Ed Tresemer, Martha; Mrs. Louis Henchen, Electa.

Flowers at the service, in addition to the Star emblem, included a floral tribute of red roses given by the Memorial Hospital Medical staff.

The Business and Professional Women’s Creed was led by Clara Henchen.

Selected memorial tributes were read by Wayne Grap. They came from as far away as New Jersey, Florida and California and from as near as Granton. All attested to the admirable character and remarkable versatility possessed by Dr. Sarah. Many commented as well on her kindness and compassion.

Representatives from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ were included in the thirty-five voice chorus which concluded the Memorial service. The community choir was directed by Mrs. Robert Peters and accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

(Note: No personal data was given as to date of birth, nor date of death.)



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