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Rosemary Ann Ptacek


Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Rosemary Ann Ptacek, 81, of Rochester, passed away at Stewartville Care Center on Friday, June 10, 2016. Our dear mother lost her courageous battle to breast cancer with her family at her bedside

Rosemary was born June 22, 1934 in Forest City, Iowa to Bergie Louis and Mary Agnes (Redden) Anderson. She attended schools in Iowa and married Joseph Anton Ptacek in 1958 at St. Patrick’s Church in Britt, Iowa. Joseph worked for Leon Joyce Construction in Rochester until 1976.

Rosemary worked as head cook for the Preston School District for 11 years, and later as a lab receptionist for the Olmsted Medical Group. She especially enjoyed family gatherings, baking, and word find puzzles.

Rosemary is lovingly remembered by her children: Cecilia (Daniel) Kraft of Rochester, Rose Ann (Jerry Munns) Ptacek-Vitse of Stewartville, Kathryn (Don) Payne of Chester, Iowa; Patricia (Paul) Morse of Chatfield, Pauline (Allan) Ptacek-Raiche of Rochester, Francie (Jim) McGovern of Rochester, Michael (Colombia) Ptacek of Elma, Iowa; Margaret (Tom) Miller of Kasson, and Raymond Ptacek of Chester, Iowa. Eighteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, who died on August 12, 1976, her parents, and grandbaby Toston Joseph D. Vitse.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Rochester, with Father John Wilmot officiating. A time of visitation and sharing will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday June 14 at the church and one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday. The committal service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Britt, Iowa.

The family would like to thank the caring people of Mayo Hospice and Stewartville Care Center where she resided the last 10 days.

Memorials in memory of Rosemary may be directed to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.



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Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
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Bernice Affeldt Drury

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
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Mon, May 23rd, 2016
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Marion Anderson

Fri, May 13th, 2016
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Fri, May 13th, 2016
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Fri, May 13th, 2016
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Harvey R. Haugstad

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Margaret Milne

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