Rose Roesser

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SIDNEY — Rose Louise Roesser, 100, passed away at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.

She was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Sophia (Bernhold) Gaier and the stepdaughter of Eleanor Overman Gaier and they are deceased. She married Roger Roesser on Nov. 13, 1943, and he passed away in 1997.

Surviving are three daughters, Diane McKinney and husband, Don, of Sidney, Janice Grieve and husband, Nick, of Sidney, and Mary Bertsch and husband, Al, of Sidney; two sons, James Roesser and wife, Linda, of Dayton, Ohio, and Robert Roesser and wife, Pam, of Wapakoneta, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Mark McKinney, Megan McKinney, Kelly Kerber, Brian Roesser, Laura Krull, Aaron Roesser, Rachel Schumann, Amber Roesser, Kris Bertsch and Kara Bertsch; two stepgrandchildren, Ian Grieve and Gillian Grieve; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Dutch Carey, of Sidney.

One, son, Roy (Butch) Roesser, three sisters, Mary Poeppelman, Louise Carey and Irene Imwalle, and five brothers, Elmer Gaier, Jake Gaier, Clem Gaier, Chris Gaier and Robert Gaier, and a grandson, Matthew Bertsch are deceased.

Mrs. Roesser attended Fort Loramie High School and worked at a shoe factory in Minster and at the Copeland Corp. in Sidney. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Rosary Sodality. She bowled in ladies and couples leagues for 15 years. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, needlework, crocheting, handicrafts and various styles of music, especially swing and country.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365 or Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Roesser family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website at

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014