RoseMarie Hemmelgarn, the daughter of Art and Kathryn (Walz) Hemmelgarn, was born in Perham on July 12, 1927. She grew up in Perham, where she graduated from high school in 1945. As a young lady, she moved to Jamestown, N.D.
RoseMarie and Herbert Wittmer were married in Perham on July 14, 1947. They lived in Jamestown, LaMoure and Grand Forks, all in North Dakota.
In July of 1958, the family made their home in Moorhead, Minn. RoseMarie worked in the lunchroom of Probstfield Elementary School in Moorhead until she retired in 1979.
RoseMarie truly enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home in Moorhead and at their lake home on Little Pine Lake, near Perham. The family has many fond memories of time spent on Little Pine. RoseMarie was also an active member of St. Joseph parish, Moorhead, where she served as a church visitor to those in the hospital or in a nursing home, as a member of the choir and as a member of Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters.
Her husband, Herb, died on Dec. 9, 1990. RoseMarie died Nov. 13, 2013, in Fargo, N.D.
RoseMarie is survived by her four children, Suzanne (Greg) Nordbeck, Fargo, Doug Wittmer, Moorhead, Mary (Jim) Gravalin, Perham and David (Dori) Wittmer, Fargo; two sisters, Elizabeth Zampedri and Mary (Bill) Smith; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Kelly) Koble, Lisa (Joel) Nierode, Andrea (Cory) Fladeboe, Erin (Brandon) Bertram and Cody Wittmer; six great-grandchildren, Morgan and Kennedy Koble, Jackson and Ethan Nierode and Alivia and Greyson Fladeboe; and special friends, Ruth and Ross Mathews and family.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead. Burial will be in St. Henry's Catholic Cemetery, Perham.
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