Rosemarie Reichert was born on July 24, 1928, to Sebastian and Anne Walz on the family farm. She was the third eldest of twelve children. She attended Ackerman School until Grade 8. Her first job was cooking for her dad’s sister and her husband, Helen and Wendelin Reinbold of Bodo, Alberta. Next, she worked with Joe and Eleanora Hollman. Eleanora was a schoolteacher and Rosemarie cooked, cleaned, and cared for their children.
Rosemarie met the love of her life, “her sweetheart”, Peter Reichert at a dance where he played in the band. They were married at St. Peter’s on October 8, 1949. She always said how lucky she was to marry Peter. The love that these two shared was a true example of what love really is. When Rosemarie and Peter lived in St. Joseph's, each night they would hold hands, pray the rosary and then say, "Good night Sweetheart".
Rosemarie had a great passion and talent for cooking, baking, gardening, and helping on the family farm. Peter and Rosemarie retired to Macklin in 1985. Here, her grandchildren were excited for their lunches at Grandma’s and looked forward to fresh perogies with golden brown breadcrumbs. It was combined with perfectly chilled apple juice. This was followed by a plumb piece of white cake topped with a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream and the delectable sweetness of Grandma’s famous strawberry glaze. Some of the kids would go so far to ditch their lunch to go to Grandma’s for perogies.
Rosemarie moved to St. Joseph’s in 2008. Here, she continued her joy in playing the card game, “Buck”. She also had a passion for reading everything about the Royal Family.
She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on February 8, 2022 at the age of 93 years.
Rosemarie will be forever missed by her sons, Wayne (Diane) of Edmonton, AB, Keith (Wendy) of Spruce Grove, AB, Harvey (Diane) of Macklin, SK, and Doug (Kathy) of Macklin, SK; grandchildren, Sheldon, Charla (Mitch), Justin (Leona), Rory, Kelti (Tyler), Ashton (Ashley), Jared, Jenna (Jeremy), Megan (Kevin), Tyler (Kelsey), and Bailey; great grandchildren, Conley, Linden, Kaeden, Kael, Violet, Pierce, Noah, Zac, Liam, Jack, Grace, Kate, Kaleb, Kate, and Luke.
She will also be incredibly missed by her siblings, Ida Fleck, Dorothy Fleck, Victor Walz, Grace Gramlich, John Walz, and Clara Reppert; sisters in law, Clemmy Walz, Betty Chotowitz, and Marlene Walz; brothers in law, Bill Gramlich and Walter Reppert.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter (2017); brothers, Peter, Mike, Robert, Gordon, and Dennis; sisters in law, Marie Walz and June Walz; brothers in law, Arnold Fleck and Gilbert Fleck.
Mom, you will be missed by all…
Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemarie will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Macklin, Saskatchewan with Father Binu Rathappillil officiating. Interment to follow at the Lakeview Cemetery. For those travelling from Alberta, please remember the one hour time difference.