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Rosalind "Rose" (Schleper) PoelzerMarch 13, 1937 ~ October 12, 2017 (age 80)
Sadly we announce the passing of our mother, Rosalind Catherine Poelzer at Humboldt District Hospital. Rose was the third of twelve children born to Edward and Helen (nee Menz) Schelper. Rose learned at an early age how to help around the house and provide care to her siblings. She spent her childhood in the community of St. Gregor. Rose moved to Humboldt after her schooling to work at Bruiser’s General Store and then worked at Sask Tel as a telephone operator following in the footsteps of her mother. It was in Humboldt where she met Ron Poelzer, and the two of them were married on November 9, 1957. Rose continued to work for Sask Tel while they began their family. In 1966, Ron’s job took them to Biggar where they continued to raise their four daughters. Rose was a very active person participating in many sports including swimming, tennis, golf, down hill and cross-country skiing, softball, and curling. She also learned to knit and crochet and was a very accomplished seamstress. Rose became a dedicated member of the St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Parish. Rose was an active volunteer with the CWL, achieving her 50 year pin, as well as being involved with the Diamond Lodge, Curling Club, Donors Choice and the New Creation Community Players. Rose and Ron faithfully sponsored education funds to assist priests in becoming ordained. They also participated in the Refugee Sponsorship Program with the Catholic Church and welcomed three brothers from Vietnam into their home where Rose taught them English and assisted in their transition into the community. When Ron retired in 1992, they moved to Turtle Lake and continued volunteering in the communities of Glaslyn and Livelong. In 1997, they were named Saskatchewan’s Knights of Columbus Family of the Year. They maintained the local golf course in the summer and the cross country ski trails in the winter. Following Ron’s death in 2011, she moved back to Humboldt to be closer to her siblings and reunite with several local friends. Rose became active in St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church and sang in the church choir and the Silver Belles singing group. Throughout her life Rose was dedicated to helping others whether visiting the sick, or driving other seniors to various events. Rose will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her four daughters and their spouses, twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren: Tammy (Jeff) McNaught of Saskatoon and their children Carissa and her children Emily, Carter, Cohen and Brady, Ryley and son Dante, Jenna (Justin) Manning and their children Henry and Hazel, and Nathan; Cindy (Randy) Weekes of Biggar and their children Lacey (Nick) Jan-King and their children Amara and Surayya, Marshall, and Alexandra (Andrew Kovach); Corrine (Randy) Chappell of Calgary, AB and their children Melissa (Russ) McKenzie and son Wells, and Ashley (Jared) Boyes and their children Kinley and Jaelynn; and Mary Jo (Harry) Danychuk of Biggar and their family Cody (Shelbie), Braden (Nikki Martens), and Areanna; and siblings Mary McTaggart, Annette Zawada, Vera (Doug) Veness, Alan (Karen) Schleper, and Wendy (Ken) Bernhard and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Edward and Helen Schleper, husband Ron Poelzer, and brothers and sisters Evelyn Grieman, Gerald Schleper, Roman Schleper, Eleanor Classen, Dianne Fink and Edwina Schleper. A special thanks to Doctor Huber and the nursing staff at Humboldt District Hospital. The Funeral Mass for Rose was celebrated on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose’s memory to: St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church designated to the training of priests or St. Gregory' Parish (Cemetery).
St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
809 10th Street, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0
St. Gregory's Parish
St. Gregor SK S0K 3X0