Rosemary Brauch, 91, of Le Mars died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday Aug. 6, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
The former Rosemary Hassmann was born April 25, 1915, in Sioux City, the daughter of Fred and Anna ( Mullen) Hassmann. Her family moved to the Storm Lake area when she was a small child and that is where she attended St. Mary's Catholic School, graduating in 1933. She received her nurses training at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, graduating in 1937. She then moved to Laramie, Wyo., where she was employed as a registered nurse for a short time. Rosemary moved back to Le Mars and was employed with Sacred Heart Hospital.
On Oct. 16, 1939, Rosemary married Melvin Brauch at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Following their marriage, the couple farmed south of Maurice. Rosemary continued to work as a registered nurse with emphasis in private duty nursing at Sacred Heart Hospital until the early 1970s. Rosemary and Melvin moved into Le Mars in 1980. On April 13, 1985, her Melvin died suddenly of a heart attack. Rosemary had resided at Plymouth Manor in Le Mars since November 2004.
Mrs. Brauch had been a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a very devout Catholic woman.
Rosemary enjoyed traveling, especially her European trips.
Survivors include her two children: Dr. Thomas Brauch of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Dr. Mary Brauch Petersen and her husband Kenneth Petersen of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren: Jennifer, Nicholas, and Jacob Petersen, all of Omaha; a sister, Helen Williamson of San Jose, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin; two brothers, Leo and Robert Hassmann; and two sisters, Clara Schwertly and Eleanor Lane.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation at the church will be on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until service time.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.