Rose Louise (Gaier) Roesser

Born: Sat., Jan. 18, 2014
Died: Tue., Apr. 22, 2014


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 27, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Rose Louise Roesser, 100, passed away at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:40 PM.  She was born January 18, 1914 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Sophia (Bernhold) Gaier and the stepdaughter of Eleanor Overman Gaier and they are deceased.  She married Roger Roesser on November 13, 1943 and he passed away in 1997.  Surviving are three daughters, Diane McKinney and husband Don of Sidney; Janice Grieve and husband Nick of Sidney and Mary Bertsch and husband Al of Sidney and two sons, James Roesser and wife Linda of Dayton, Ohio and Robert Roesser and wife Pam of Wapakoneta, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Mark McKinney, Megan McKinney, Kelly Kerber, Brian Roesser, Laura Krull, Aaron Roesser, Rachel Schumann, Amber Roesser, Kris Bertsch and Kara Bertsch and two step-grandchildren, Ian Grieve and Gillian Grieve and ten great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Dutch Carey of Sidney.  One son, Roy "Butch" Roesser,  three sisters, Mary Poeppelman, Louise Carey and Irene Imwalle  and five brothers, Elmer Gaier, Jake Gaier, Clem Gaier, Chris Gaier and Robert Gaier and a grandson, Matthew Bertsch are deceased.  Mrs. Roesser attended Fort Loramie High School and worked at a shoe factory in Minster and at the Copeland Corporation in Sidney.  She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Rosary Sodality.  She bowled in ladies and couples leagues for 15 years.  She enjoyed painting, ceramics, needlework, crocheting, handicrafts and various styles of music, especially swing and country.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with Rev. Daniel Hess.   Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-6 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the Roesser family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Rose's memory to the following organizations:

Dorothy Love Life Care Fund
3003 W. Cisco Rd. Sidney Ohio, 45365
Tel: 937-498-2391

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2307

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Sally Yeager
   Posted Wed April 23, 2014
Roesser Family

I remember your mom doing ceramics at my store. She came often and I learned to know your mom well. God bless her, she was a dear sweet lady and I will always have a special place in my heart for her.

I am sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers to get you through this time of sorrow.

God Bless

Jerri Ann Van Horn
   Posted Wed April 23, 2014
Mary and all of Mrs. Roesser family. You are all in my prayers tonight and for the next few days which will be very difficult ones. Your mother was such a beautiful woman. Always so kind to me. If I can help with anything Mary you know how to reach me. May your mother rest in peace.

Lynda Crusey Sanders
   Posted Thu April 24, 2014
To Diane and all of the Roesser family,
Your parents were a part of my life. They were always good to me. You have my deepest sympathy on the death of your mother. So hard to loose the ones we love.

Lynda Crusey Sanders

Birdie Gambrel
   Posted Fri April 25, 2014
Diane and Don,
My daughter works at Dorothy Love. She told me about your mother. She lived a long life. My aunt just died too this week and she was 100. You have my sympathy.

Julie Kinsella Clune
   Posted Fri April 25, 2014
So sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Joyce Stewart
   Posted Sat April 26, 2014
May loving memories of your mother, grandmother & great-grandmother bring you comfort & peace.
Rose was such a dear person, and a real pleasure to visit with each
Thursday, when we were at Dorothy Love for Catholic hour. When we brought Holy Communion to her room, you could see the love her family had for her by all the photos, cards, etc. that were in her room. We could feel the love your family had for your Mom, Grandama & Great-Grandma.
Remembering you & your family in our thoughts, and prayers.
The Catholic Hour Ministry
Holy Angels & Sacred Heart Parishes

Laura Masteller
   Posted Sat April 26, 2014
Your mother was truly an amazing person, there isn't a thing that I would have changed about her. She will always hold a special place in my heart, She will be forever loved and missed. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow to love and know her.

My deepest sympathies,

Laura Masteller (Dr. Victoria)

suzanne farrier
   Posted Tue April 29, 2014
Diane , I only knew your mom from the stories you shared about her. I know she was a great lady because she raised such a wonderful daughter. Diane you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in a special way at this time. Your friend , Suz