RoseMary Arnzen, 90, of Leopold, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at StoneBridge in Marble Hill, Missouri.
Born Oct. 1, 1930, at Laflin, Missouri, she was the only daughter of Robert and Ida Elfrink Landewe. She married Henry George “Junior” Arnzen on Aug. 8, 1953, at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold. He preceded her in death June 27, 2009.
RoseMary was a member of St. John Church and St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality (PCCW). She was proud to serve many years in the kitchen at the Leopold Picnic.
At the young age of 10, RoseMary’s beloved mother, Ida Landewe, passed. She and three brothers lived four years with their mother’s family, Herman and Johanna Elfrink, in Leopold. Upon graduating eighth grade, she and her brothers returned to the family home in Laflin. She spent the next years (until her marriage) caring for her father and three younger brothers.
RoseMary loved education and reading. One of her greatest regrets was never obtaining her high school diploma. She instilled the love of reading and history to her 12 children. She was a lover of cats and dogs, just like her Aunt Sophie.
She is survived by 12 children, Robert (Terry) Arnzen, Ida Arnzen, Louise (Robert) Killeen, Paul Arnzen, Martin (Julie Arnzen, all of Leopold, Joe Arnzen of Scott City, Anthony Arnzen of St. Louis, David (Kris) Arnzen of Hillsboro, Missouri, Laura (Dan) Miesner of Frohna, Missouri, Margie (Gary) Titus of New Hampshire, Theresa (Ted) Glastetter of New Hamburg, Missouri, and Janet (Allen) Muroski of New York; three brothers, Father Robert Landewe, James (Joan) Landewe of Springfield, Missouri, and Bernard (Shari) Landewe of Cape Girardeau; two sisters-in-law, Pat (the late Leonard) Arnzen of Wentzville, Missouri, and Wilma Arnzen of Marble Hill; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband and an infant child.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. A parish Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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