Age 82, died peacefully on Feb. 6, 2014 with loved ones near. She was born to Frank and Adeline (Greenow) Pocta on 10-3-1931 in Beroun, Minnesota. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Schwartzwald in 1950 and together they wove a beautiful tapestry of life centered in love and family. Rosie had several careers; full time mom, Real Estate Broker, and she retired from Catholic Charities as their Gambling Manager in 1998. She was the heart of our family home long after us kids left the nest-always having an open door with her great cooking, a place to rest, and a nice cold beer. Her deep Catholic Faith and love for the Blessed Mother shaped her as a living example of what love is. She always met life's challenges with grace, dignity and selflessness….never complaining and always giving. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband "Kenny", and her first born daughter Roxanne, who welcomed her to our heavenly home. She is survived by her children, Keith (Susan), Kurt (Peggy), Karon Lysne and Karla (Bob) Igo, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. We were all so blessed to have her as our mom and grandma. Our many memories with her will be cherished always. All are welcome to come and celebrate her life on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN. Gathering and remembering will be from 9-10:00am. The Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am with lunch to follow at the church. Rosie will be interred with her loving Kenny this spring. Special thanks to the incredible staff at White Pines Senior Living in Mendota Heights for making her last months, days, and hours so special and comfortable and also to Health Partners nursing and Hospice for their constant care. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to benefit those less fortunate. 651-454-9488


Funeral Home

Klecatsky & Sons Southern Chapel
414 Marie Avenue South St. Paul, MN 55075-2036

Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, 2014