Selby: Funeral services for Rosina Emma Bauman Stiegelmeier, of Selby, will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby, with pastors Jim Anderson and Dale Hamre officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Burial will be in Selby Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Mrs. Stiegelmeier passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, N.D.
Rosina was born Jan. 16, 1927, near Java to Fred and Rosina Bauman. She graduated from Java High School in 1944, after which she attended college in Aberdeen to obtain a teaching certificate. Rosina returned to teach for three years at Alamo Country School.
She married Wilmer Stiegelmeier on Oct. 5, 1947. They operated a farm and ranch southwest of Selby for 43 years, and raised four children.
Rosina loved music. She sang in the Bauman family singers from an early age. She was active in the community and at St. John Lutheran Church. She was a state and local ALCW officer, leader of the Happy Hustlers 4-H club, and was a 48-year charter member of the Handy Homemakers Extension Club. She was also a member of the area Christian Women’s Club, both attending and hosting their Bible studies. As part of her German heritage, she served as secretary-treasurer of Die Deutsche Freiheit chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and was a frequent soloist for community events. Rosina enjoyed being a part of these organizations as a way of serving her community and church. She touched many lives and made many lasting friendships through the years of her involvement.
Friendships were also made as Rosina and Wilmer traveled in the United States and abroad. Rosina helped plan many Extension trips to Midwestern states. Rosina and Wilmer were always ready to travel to their children and grandchildren’s events to offer encouragement and share in their accomplishments. They looked forward to this very much. She was always willing to provide food for the many family and extended family gatherings.
In 1996, they moved from their farm to a home in Selby, and, in 2007, to Bismarck. Rosina was a resident of the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center at her passing on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She was a lovely person and will be dearly missed.
Rosina is survived by four children: Diana (Paul) Moxness of Waubay, Dawn (Jim) Anderson of St. Paul, Minn., Mark (Becky Goehring) Stiegelmeier of Selby and Paul (Marie Perman) Stiegelmeier of Bismarck, N.D.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Clarence Bauman of Bismarck, N.D., and Harold Bauman of Salt Lake City, Utah; and one sister, Hilda Schaefer, of Lodi, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wilmer Stiegelmeier; one brother, Martin Bauman; and her parents.
Casketbearers: Aaron Anderson, Adam Stiegelmeier, David Stiegelmeier, Michael Anderson, Joshua Stiegelmeier, Nathan Anderson, Lucas Sutherland and Levi Stiegelmeier.
Honorary casketbearers: Hannah (Stiegelmeier) Sutherland, Amy Anderson, Elissa Stiegelmeier, Karen Stiegelmeier, Shaina Stiegelmeier, Jenna Marie Stiegelmeier, Wendy Stiegelmeier, Courtney Stiegelmeier and Jenna Stiegelmeier.
Musicians: Emily Stiegelmeier, pianist, Ruth Wiechmann, organist, Paul Moxness, saxophone soloist, and Clyde Bauman, vocal soloist.