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Rosemary Sophia Kreitler

Rosemary Sophia Kreitler, 91 years old of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

She was born December 4, 1930 in Zell, MO and was married to Francis D. Kreitler on October 23, 1951.

She is survived by Three Sons, Gerald (Mary Beth) Kreitler of Sainte Genevieve, MO, John (Mary Kay) Kreitler of Webster Groves, MO, Timothy (Michelle) Kreitler of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Daughters, Julie (Mike) Kohm of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Sandy (Kenny) Schilli of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Son-in-law, Tony Rosen of Naples, FL; Grandchildren: Lindsey, Josh, Nathan, Megan, Ben, Luke, Karen, Samuel, Kaitlyn, Brittney, and Chelsie; Great-Grandchildren: Hyla, Emmelyn, Braxton, Emery, Hope, Remy, Jacob, Leighla, and Lucy.

She was preceded in death by Husband, Francis D. Kreitler; Daughter, Marilyn Rosen; Five Brothers, Henry J. Flieg, Aloysius Flieg, Francis X. Flieg, Herbert A. Flieg, Sr., Richard N. Flieg; Sister, Lorena C. Gegg; Sister, Mary Vera Flieg; Father, Andrew Flieg; Mother, Philomena (Grass) Flieg.

Services will be private.

Memorials can be made to St. Joseph Parish in Zell

Rosemary was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her life was defined by her faith, her family, and her service to others. Rosemary had an unshakeable and boundless faith in God and love for her family. She was a devout Catholic and raising her children in the Catholic faith was important to her and her husband Francis. It was through this faith that they instilled the values of service and work ethic in their family.

Rosemary cared for her family by making home cooked meals from the garden, mending their clothes by hand, and sewing quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Like her husband Francis, she shared an incredible attention to craftsmanship and detail. While he excelled at carpentry, she excelled at the fine art of hand quilting by making perfect, fine stitches.

She also served her community by volunteering hundreds of hours creating impeccable handmade quilts for her local church fundraisers. Her quilts were beautiful, practical and perfect.

Rosemary and Francis stayed busy together. They danced. They loved to dance the polka and waltz, and go out dancing with their friends several times a week. They treasured these friendships.

Rosemary was extraordinary and humble. Her family will remember her warm hugs, will miss the conversations had around the kitchen table, and peaceful afternoons together on the porch swing.

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