Rosella L. Gettinger of Ste. Genevieve died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at The Arbors at Parkwood Meadows in Ste. Genevieve. She was 90 years old,
She was born August 19, 1929, in Ste. Genevieve, a daughter of Henry Valle and Philomena (Grither) Valle.
She was married to Francis J. Gettinger on August 17, 1957, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Vaeth and fiance Stan Colin of Ste. Genevieve, Geri Naeger and her husband Jerry of Ste. Genevieve; three sons, Ron Gettinger and his wife Anette of Ste. Genevieve, Rick Gettinger and his wife Jill of Ste. Genevieve, Terry Gettinger of Ste. Genevieve; one brother, Earl Valle of Ste. Genevieve; 16 grandchildren, Kenny Gettinger Jr., Tammy Gettinger, Brian Gettinger, Renee Vaeth, Robin Schweiss, Brad Vaeth, Gina Bryant, Mark Gettinger, Amanda Schwent, Lindsey Gettinger, Erin Everett, Jesse Gettinger, Allison Herzog, Tyler Gettinger; Jennifer Drury, Ryan Naeger; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arvel Shadowens; her second husband, Francis J. Gettinger; one son, Kenneth A. Gettinger; one son-in-law, Gary W. Vaeth; and one sister-in-law, Delores Valle.
She was a member of VFW Auxliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 7, at St. Joseph Church in Zell. Rev. David Miloscia officiated. Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Ste. Genevieve Nutrition Center.