Rose Heimrich

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Rose A. Heimrich, nee Bozsa, 93, of Mascoutah, IL, born February 8, 1924, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, in Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Heimrich was a retired homemaker. She also worked as a cashier at Eckert’s Country Store for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, reading, crafts, and gardening. Rose was a member of Saint Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anna, nee Kisundy, Bozsa; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne (Darrell) Guebert; son-in-law, Todd Breitwieser; a granddaughter, Deanna Gavin; and numerous brothers and sisters. ­

Surviving are her husband of 73 years, Paul A. Heimrich, whom she married on August 9, 1944;
four daughters, Judy (Dave) Gavin of St. Libory, IL, Jan Harding of Lebanon, IL, Joyce (David) Drag of Freeburg, IL, and Jill (Brian) Oeltjen of Mascoutah, IL;
nine grandchildren, Dawn (Tom) Nuetzel, David (Laurie) Gavin, Jr., Derek (Jessi) Gavin, Rhonda Murray, Ryan Lippert, Trevor (Jenna) Breitwieser, Travis Breitwieser, Hunter Oeltjen, and Zane Oeltjen;
numerous great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Sue Schuette of Smithton, IL.

Memorials may be made to Saint Liborius Catholic Church, to Freeburg Care Center, or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Saint Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Saint Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL with Father Paul Weinhoff officiating.

Burial will be at Saint Liborius Catholic Cemetery, St. Libory, IL.


2 Comments on Rose Heimrich

Dave Stephens said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2017 at 3:59 PM

So sorry for your loss Travis. Grandmas are so special to us in so many ways. They remind us of what pure love is.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Nancy Bozsa said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2017 at 11:27 PM

James and I were sorry to hear about the passing of Rose. I always enjoyed seeing her sweet smile. Your family is in our thoughts during this sad time.

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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