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Rosella “Rosie” Fahey

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On August 28, 2019 @ 3:51 pm In 2019,Obituaries | 12 Comments

Rosella “Rosie” (Schmitt) Fahey, age 78 of Jordan, entered eternal life on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Oak Terrace in Jordan, MN. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11AM with a visitation 1-hour prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan, MN. Father Neil Bakker will preside.

At a later date, Rosella will be laid to rest along with her husband, Patrick, at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Faxon Township, Belle Plaine, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

On July 24, 1941 in Jordan, MN, Rosella was born to parents, Christian and Alice (Thiel) Schmitt. Rosella married Patrick Fahey on July 25, 1959. They lived and raised four children in Cologne, MN.

Rosella’s past activities while living in Cologne consisted of being on the Planning Commission and working as a school lunch cook along with teaching Phy Ed and CCD Religion Classes at St. Bernard’s Catholic School & Church. Rosella served as president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, co-chaired the Bi-Centennial of 1976, and was chairman for the Cologne 100 years celebration. This inspired her passion to write a book about the Cologne history along with help from others.

Rosella made the decision to donate her body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program for research on the Neurological Cortical Basal Ganglionic Degenerative Disorder and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy in the hopes of finding genetic linkage and a future cure. The family extends their appreciation to the staff of Oak Terrace and Ridgeview Hospice Team for the care they provided Rosella.

Rosella is survived by her children, Mark (Vicky) Fahey, Lonnie (Mindy) Fahey, Renee (Francis) Kerber, Lori Fahey; grandchildren, Zachariah (Jess), Joshua, Hunter, Joey, Brandon, Sarah, and Jason (Aimee) Fahey, Ethan, and Megan Kerber; great-grandchildren, Zion, Temple, Lincoln, Levi, Cameron, Noah, Liam, Reed, and Temperance; sisters, Grace Buesgens, Doris (Roger) Fahey; brother, Steve (Helene) Schmitt; brothers-in-law, Donald Menzel, Loren (Eleanor) Worm; sisters-in-law, Petronella Schmitt and Ruth Ann Schmitt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosella is greeted in Heaven by her loving husband, Patrick “Pat” Fahey; parents, Christian and Alice Schmitt; sister, Lois (Russell) Fraenkle, Angela (Elmer) Scheuble, Sylvia Menzel, Lucille Worm; brothers, Christian Schmitt, Mathias (Pete) Schmitt, Terrance Schmitt, Jeri Johnson, Gerald (Jip) Carol Schmitt  and Baby Schmitt; brother-in-law, Art Buesgens.

Arrangements with Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home & Cremation, Jordan.

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Condolence from Kelly Pierson on August 29th, 2019 3:50 am

Im so sorry to hear of Rosies passing. May your memories of her and her life bring you comfort and peace.

Condolence from Pat and Cheryl Morrison on August 29th, 2019 6:40 am

Our deepest sympathy to the family.. Thoughts and prayers..

Condolence from Li l Jacobson on August 29th, 2019 8:42 am

My deepest sympathy to you all. Rosie was a dear and true
friend we shared many happy times.

Condolence from Jennifer Wells Smith on August 29th, 2019 9:05 am

My sympathies to all of you. Your mom was a wonderful lady. I remember gym class at St Bernard’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she RIP.

Condolence from Lavonne Brenke Lord on August 29th, 2019 9:05 am

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Rosies. She was a great person.

Condolence from Rhonda nelson on August 29th, 2019 10:37 am

Deepest sympathy cherish the memories you have of Rose GODS blessings

Condolence from Betty Huebner on August 29th, 2019 1:18 pm

Sorry to hear about Rosie. She was so sweet.

Condolence from Bonnie Hahn on August 29th, 2019 3:06 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers….

Condolence from Diana and Merv, too on August 29th, 2019 4:04 pm

I was just writing to Doris and asked her to let the family know how much Rosella (we always called her by her full name) meant to my brother, Merv, and me. — She was the best babysitter. She knew how to have fun and yet she always charmed us in her very special way to make sure we were fast asleep when our parents got home! What a fun and loved lady! She will be so missed.
She used to let us make a “tent” in the living room or sometimes line up the kitchen chairs and we would play “railroad”. She let us have this fun on the condition we would pretend we were asleep when she would hear mom and dad’s car in the driveway. When she would say she heard them (we always believed her, too!) in the driveway, we would each rush to our beds and pretend we were asleep. — You know what? By pretending, we actually would fall asleep whether mom and dad were home or not. — I don’t know where she learned that, but I used that myself the few times I have babysat and it works every time — like the Charmer herself!

Condolence from Greg Weyer on August 29th, 2019 4:51 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Another good neighbor that will truly be missed.

Condolence from David Wolter on August 29th, 2019 6:01 pm

Your Mom and Dad were the greatest neighbors to Mom and Dad. They watched over them-helped with the lawn and snow removal. And your Mom was right there the morning Dad died-she was the Good Neighbor always. Blessed be her memory. David & Carol Wolter

Condolence from Joseph Zlotkowski on August 30th, 2019 7:55 am

Deepest sympathy. Thinking it was a very short train ride.

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