ROSEMARY M. (CLOVER) AUSTGEN

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Rosemary Margaret Austgen (nee Clover), born June 26, 1923, left us peacefully with family at her side in Kalamazoo, MI on April 8, 2012. She was a former resident of Hammond, Crown Point and Munster, IN, and Friendswood, TX. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Austgen (April 16, 1986); brother, Eugene Clover; sister, Alice Clover; parents: Veronica (Fern) and Frederick Clover.
Rosemary's kindness and beauty have graced our lives. Children: David (Sandra Conn) Austgen, Nancy (Randall) Ellis, Barbara (Glenn) Hannigan, Mary (Cary) Campagna, Michael (Donna) Austgen, Margaret (Bill) Coffey, Joseph (JoAnn) Austgen, Christopher (Christine) Austgen, and Jane Swibel. Rosemary is also survived by 22 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Lois (Virgil) Kolb; brother, John (Becky) Clover; cousins David (Kathleen) Lauerman and Karyl (Ray) Pawlowski; sisters-in- law: Marilyn (James) Thompson and Joan Austgen; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Rosemary will be missed by family and friends. They will remember her peaceful countenance, ready smile and devotion without reservation to God and her family.
Rosemary was an American Red Cross Gray Lady and a CYO member before graduating from Hammond High School. She attended Indiana University, Purdue University and the Institute of Design (Chicago). She was employed as an editor at Commerce Clearing House and as a draftsman at Indiana Harbor Belt Railway/New York Central RR. After raising her family, Rosemary was employed as a draftsman at Harbison- Walker Refractories for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph (Hammond), St. Mary (Crown Point) and St. Thomas More (Munster) parishes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Kalamazoo, MI. Interment will follow in Hammond, IN. Please contact family for information. a href="mailto:rosemaryfamily1923@gmail.com">Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities or the hospice of your choice.
Published in The Times on Apr. 21, 2012
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