Rosemary L. Oldfather

  • Born: February 1, 1936
  • Died: December 26, 2019
  • Location: Kiester, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rosemary L. Oldfather, age 83, of Kiester, MN died Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Flagstaff, AZ. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kiester, MN. Visitation will be Monday, January 6, 2020 from 5:00-7:00PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Rosemary's family prefers memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with services.

Rosemary was born February 1, 1936, the daughter of Frank and Marvel (Lindeman) Schneider. She attended Kiester High School, graduating in 1953 and continued her education at Commercial College in Mankato. Rosemary was united in marriage to Warren Oldfather November 4, 1956 at Mansfield Lutheran Church. She worked at Wilsons in Albert Lea. Rosemary was a very caring, loving, and social person and very active in her church. She owned "This N That Hobbies" store for over 20 years in Kiester. Rosemary enjoyed spending her winters in Tucson, AZ and spending time with the friends made in AZ. She loved her children and grandchildren and always enjoyed attending their sporting events. Rosemary loved being outside tending her plants and having her coffee hour. She loved to read and, after losing her eyesight, she listened to hundreds of audio books. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kiester.

Rosemary is survived by her husband Warren of Kiester; children: Mike Oldfather (Lisa Huston) of Austin, MN, Diane (Brian) Thomas of Flagstaff, AZ, Deb (Dan) Westby of Marshall, MN, and Cheryl Sandt of Albert Lea, MN and (Lee Schumann of Kiester, MN); grandchildren: Kenneth and Daniel Sandt; Anthony, Makenzie and TJ Oldfather; Casey (Jon Paul) Eisenring, Austin and Joshua Thomas; Rachel (Jordan) Miller; great-grandson Maddox Miller; sister; Maxine (Ronald) Thompson of Albert Lea, MN; along with many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law: Diane Oldfather; In-laws: Charles and Martha Oldfather.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Rosemary's passing. I'll always remember her as being so happy and kind. My memories go way back to when she lived kitty corner to us when I was growing up. Always patient with her kids and the neighborhood kids. In later years I'd run into her and she'd always remember me. It seemed she never aged! She was a gem!

Posted by Julie Demmer - Clarks Grove, MN - Family Friend   January 21, 2020

In remembering a wonderful person and a good friend.

Posted by Shirley a Johnson - Owosso, MI - Friend   January 07, 2020

So many memories of my youth with the Thompsons and Oldfathers in Kiester. Rosemary exuded such a warm and caring spirit to all that knew her. Love and hugs to the entire family.

Posted by DANIEL WOODSIDE - BLOOMINGTON, IN - Family   January 03, 2020