Rosalia Zuehl

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Rosalia D. Zuehl,
May 1920 - August 2014
Her name was Rosalia. Dad called her Rose; her children called her mom and she was also Starka, Grandma and Great Grandma. Other family members called her Aunt Lily or Aunt Lillian. Mom was a beautiful lady, and like the flowers she enjoyed, brought beauty and happiness to her surroundings. Born and reared in St. Hedwig, Texas, there was little mom did not know about when it came to farming, ranching, and country life. She was also a hunter and fisherwoman. When it came to gardening, mom had a green thumb for anything she touched. Growing up during the depression, the word "waste" was not in her vocabulary. Dancing, accordion, harmonica brought her a lot of joy and she still played her harmonica up to the age of 91 years. Mom loved to share memories of her and dad's wedding day-the all day and night celebration at Lubianski's Dance Hall and their Grand March and Julius Dietrich and his German Band. As a military wife, she enjoyed the different locations she was able to experience, from the Pacific to Europe and in between. Mostly mom enjoyed her children and being the absolute "best mom" we were fortunate to have. In her later years, mom would say "the world is changing too quickly and people everywhere seem to be in too much of a hurry-everyone needs to enjoy life." Mom always looked forward to receiving mail.not e-mail but USPO mail.sitting down and reading it-like the newspaper. If you were celebrating any type of special day, you could expect a card or letter. Shopping was always an adventure and she could really stretch the dollars looking for quality at a good price. Her favorite stores through the years were Joske's, Dillards, Penneys and Sears (depending on what she needed), and of course HEB. The clerks got to know her and she got to know them. Mom was a woman of many talents, two of which were an accomplished seamstress and needlework (embroidery and smocking). Mom could sew an item with or without a pattern or just by using a photo. Cooking and baking came naturally.a great cook never really following recipes and making up her own. Polish Goulash, homemade bread, egg noodles, fried chicken, lemon pie, peach cobbler, potato salad, rice pudding (everyone wanted the recipe), mayonnaise cake, jams and jellies. We couldn't wait to sneak a taste or wipe the bowls, pots and pans clean. Sometimes there would be a little tiff over the remaining left over meringue on beaters and spoons. Mom enjoyed nature-trees, animals and bird watching-her yard was their haven. Mom was a member and former Chaplain of VFW Auxiliary Post 4815 (San Antonio) and American Legion Auxiliary Post 245 (Seguin, TX). A devout Catholic, mom was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Rosalia Zuehl was born May 1920 to John and Lucy, (Wyrwich) Dylla in St. Hedwig, TX. In addition to her husband Henry A. Zuehl and parents, she was preceded in death by: her granddaughter Ebony Rose; her sister Regina Gutz; brother, Anton Dylla. Rosalia is survived by: her daughter, Antoniette Rosalia "Toni" Zuehl Moorhouse; son, Henry J. Zuehl (Sydney), son, Joseph V. Zuehl, Sr. (Marcela); son James V. Zuehl (Darlene); 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Much gratitude to granddaughters Autumn and Ryan for their support and the following: Dr. Nick Shannon and staff; Dr. Jude Espinoza; Dr. Stephen Reich; Nix Home Health-Grace, Elsa and Megan; the Mission Trails 2nd Floor ICU nurses; VITAS Hospice; and HEB Pharmacy Team at Pleasanton Rd. and SE Military Dr. for many years of courtesy and service.
Visitation will be Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. with a rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 236 E. Petaluma, San Antonio 78221. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park South. Pallbearers will be Ernie Clauss, Tony Duerr, Raymond Duerr, Randy Toman, Herman Herden, Matt Herden, Kenny Kiolbassa and Anthony "Buster" Mays, MD. (Maj. US Army Retired). Mom enjoyed flowers but should you wish, please consider donations in her name to: St. Lawrence Parish Bldg. Fund, 236 E. Petaluma, SAT 78221; Holy Name Parish Bldg. Fund, 3814 Nash Blvd, SAT 78223; Southeast Community Outreach for Older People, 1602 Goliad Rd. SAT 78223; KLRN San Antonio (Travel, British and Lawrence Welk Shows) 501 Broadway SAT 78215.
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Published in Express-News on Aug. 21, 2014
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