DeKALB – Rosalie Jones Bauernfeind, 88, of DeKalb, Ill., died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb.
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in West Chicago, the daughter of Burton T. and Grace (Allen) Jones, she was married to the late Robert H. Bauernfeind on July 5, 1945, in West Chicago; he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1992.
Rosalie was proud of teaching art and English at DeKalb Senior High School for 21 years, where she made a great impact on the kids. Rosalie served for many organizations, including DAR and Infant Welfare League of Chicago. Rosalie graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, and received a bachelor's and master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University. She loved her church, First Congregational United Church of Christ, gardening, sewing, making her own clothes, and adored her beloved cat, Tommy.
Survivors include children, Robert A. (Kathleen) Bauernfeind of Raleigh, N.C., Debaney Shepard of Palo Alto, Calif., and Richard Bauernfeind of DeKalb; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Robert; and three sisters.
The family would like to give a special thank-you to the caring staff of Oak Crest.
Memorial service for Rosalie will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Bradt Chapel at Oak Crest with the Rev. Joseph Gastiger officiating. Cremation has taken place at the Finch Crematory.
Memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com