Rose Marie Guetterman

Rose Marie Guetterman
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Rose Marie Guetterman, nee Helfrich, 88, of Swansea, IL, born November 10, 1931, in Smithton, IL, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Guetterman was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Otilia, nee Becker, Helfrich; three brothers, Walter Helfrich, Harry Helfrich, and Norman (Mary) Helfrich; a sister, JoAnn Helfrich; and a brother-in-law, Clarence Stehl.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, James H. Guetterman whom she married on June 11, 1953; three daughters, Joan (Michael) Kauling of Belleville, IL, Barbara Jansen of Belleville, IL, and Julie Guetterman of Chicago, IL;
two grandchildren, Lea Kauling (Jeffrey Dwyer) and Allison Kauling;
a great-granddaughter, Lillian Rose Dwyer;
a brother, Leon (Carolyn) Helfrich of Freeburg, IL;
a sister, Mary Stehl of Smithton, IL;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


10 Comments on Rose Marie Guetterman

Cindy Miller (Allgire) said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2020 at 12:16 AM

Jim, Joanie, Barb & Julie, so very sorry for the loss of Rose! You all were great neighbors & she will be truly missed by all!! Cindy Miller (Allgire)

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Rose Helen Koerner said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2020 at 3:28 AM

My prayers, love and thoughts are with you Jim and family. I am sorry we could not be with you. I am sure she is in heaven with Norm, Mary and loved ones.

  • Illinois
Michele Ortman said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Barb and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep all in prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marie Hummert Widel said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Barb,Jim. Joan and Julie I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and wife was a lovely person and I have great memories of times spent with all of you. I am sorry I cannot be there today but may she be at peace with my daughter, my mom, and all of the other angels in heaven. My brother Joe, also sends his condolences to your whole family.

  • Dupo
  • IL
Marcella 'sally' s Stauder said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 3:20 AM

I recall Rose Marie as a classmate at St. John's in Smithton. Now living in Swansea, as passing by on Gilbert St, she was outside doing yardwork. She always waved with that beautiful smile.Prayers for the family.

  • Swansea
  • Il
William and Lynda Sullivan said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 2:06 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

  • Papillion
  • Nebraska
Mary Jo Kauling said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 1:38 AM

My deepest condolences to Jim and the family. Rose was such a wonderful woman. I have fond memories from years ago. I love that Jeff and Lea have chosen the name Rose, as a middle name to compliment their baby girl. Blessings to all.

  • Carlyle
  • Illinois
Dianne Guetterman Couch said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 8:51 PM

So sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ken & Peggy Guetterman said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2020 at 1:47 AM

So sorry for your lose. Sorry we cannot be there but know our prayers are with you and the whole family.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Michelle L Schweiger said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Rosie was such a sweetheart and Jim you took such good care of her. Your marriage is an example to John and me of what true love REALLY means. You're in our prayers

  • New Athens
  • IL

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