Rosemary Margaret (Schwemmer) Hansmeyer (1927 - 2017)

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Rosemary Margaret (Schwemmer) Hansmeyer, 89, of Anchorage, Alaska, died on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Rosemary was born in Belleville, Ill., on Dec. 21, 1927, to Maxilinda (Moxi) and Leo Schwemmer.
She attended St. Theresa Primary School and then Belleville Township High School. She was very active with theatric performances throughout her school days, and worked for the school newspaper.
Rosemary met the love of her life, John Hansmeyer Sr., at the local USO club in Belleville. They were married on Aug. 11, 1951, and celebrated 55 years together.
While her eight children were in school, she was very involved with PTA and with the Catholic War Veterans organization. Later in life, she volunteered at the PAC and was a Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed being a reader at Mass, and was very involved in all the Church activities. She and John were great dancers and won a few dance contests in their years together. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, camping and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She always had a comeback to any remark and never knew a stranger.
Rosemary worked Civil Service at Scott Air Force Base for numerous years and then accepted a transfer to Anchorage as Base Housing Manager in 1984. After retiring, she worked as a Housing Inspector for the Alaska Housing Authority, where she also retired.
She leaves a legacy of eight children, James (deceased), Janet Kramer (Boyd) on San Antonio, Texas, John (Karen) of Lawton, Okla., Joseph (Vita) of Anchorage, Anne Silberstein (Kurt) of Roseville, Calif., Lynn of Bremerton, Wash., Paul (Deborah) of Anchorage and Mark (Janina) of Derby, Kan.; a combined 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grands; and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Family Cathedral Building Fund.
Friends may attend a Visitation on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street in Anchorage.
A Funeral and Celebration Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Holy Family Cathedral, 800 West 5th Avenue in Anchorage, at 1 p.m., followed by Interment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.
A Reception will follow at Holy Family Cathedral Reception Center.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 17, 2017