Rosemary Goewert

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Rosemary Goewert, nee Gebke, 89, of Belleville, IL, born January 18, 1931, in Bartelso, IL, died Monday, February 17, 2020, at Breese Nursing Home, Breese, IL.

Mrs. Goewert worked as a daycare provider, first at Jack & Jill Daycare, then in her home for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, playing bingo, and playing cards. Rosemary was a member St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and the Shiloh Eagles Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Stanley H. Goewert, whom she married on July 4, 1951, and who died on July 13, 1993; her parents, Bernard and Elizabeth, nee Becker, Gebke; a son-in-law, Greg Tribout; five brothers, Thomas Gebke in infancy, Cornelius (Helen) Gebke, Norbert (Clara) Gebke, Larry (Bernice) Gebke, and Bernard (Rita) Gebke Jr.; three sisters, Betty (Alphonse) Eversgerd, Pat (Joe) Haake, and Dolores (Ted) Kohnen; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Leona, nee Helmann, Goewert; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Greg Eversgerd, Arnold Michels, Tony Benhoff, Paul Jansen, and Joe (Lara) Goewert.

Surviving are three daughters, Debbie Tribout (Bill Lee),
Donna (Marty) Hubbard, and Marsha (Mark) Beaston;
a son, Mel (Cheryl) Goewert;
nine grandchildren, Michelle (Jeff) Burton, Ryan (Suzanne) Tribout,
Josh (Kelly) Hubbard, Ashley (Nathan) Brown,
Matt (Lindsay) Beaston, Chris (Abby O’Donnell) Beaston,
Gabrielle (Chad) Bockewitz, Max (Mariah) Goewert,
and Brock Goewert;
11 great-grandchildren, Rylee, Brody, Livia,
Jay, FaithAnn, Bo, Audrey,
Cooper, Hadley, Hank, and Briggston;
five sisters, Cleo Eversgerd, Sis Michels,
Aggie Benhoff, Margie Jansen,
and Blanche (Bob) Kohrmann;
three sisters-in-law, Gloria Mollett, Barb Wade, and Rita Carder;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Breese Nursing Home for their loving care and concern for Rosemary.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


12 Comments on Rosemary Goewert

Bob & Julie Ott said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 2:48 PM

Debbie, Marsha, Donna and Mel. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May she rest in peace and God wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time. Due to previous commitments we are unable to attend the services but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Freeburg
  • il
Gail Wells said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Donna, Debbie and Marsha and families: my sympathy to all on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Prayers for comfort.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Peggy Hubbard Fink said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 3:04 AM

Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. No matter what our age, we never get over the loss of our Mothers. They are what holds our families together. Your Mom is now once again healthy and happy, and she is extremely proud of all her children have achieved. Good Bless.

  • Bloomington
  • IL
Ken Hagarty said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Debbie, Donna, Marsha, Mel and To Rosemarys entire family, please accept my condolences on The loss of Your Mother,Grandmother, etc... She will be missed dearly but she will be in the Hands Of GOD now as HE will put Her up there with her husband Stan now and Rosemary will be watching over her entire family along with Stan making sure their loved ones are preparing for the same Heaven so the whole family will be reunited some day in GODS great eternal Home. I regret That I can not make the hours of service on Friday. Celebrate her life as she would want you to tomorrow. Your family is Loved, GOD Bless !

  • Belleville
  • Il
Donna & Jim Keefe said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 5:14 PM

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Hopefully all the good memories of time spent with her will help pass this difficult time for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura Deason-Bequette said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Debbie, Donna, Marsha and family: I'm so sorry to hear about Rosemary, she was my favorite at Jack & Jill. My deepest sympathy to all.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Raymond & Lois Deason said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Debbie, Marsha and Donna: So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We'll be praying for you and the rest of the family. I apologize that we won't be able to attend as we will be out of town attending a family funeral.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Art Simon said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Donna, my deep sympathy for your loss.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Margie Schniers said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2020 at 9:25 PM

To “Rosita”s daughters. My sister, Grace, and I SO enjoyed your moms company at the nursing home. She had such a beautiful voice and certainly made us laugh. We miss her! Due to other commitments, we won’t be able to make it to the funeral. Please accept our sympathies.

  • Breese
  • Il
Lucy (Parson) Hitsman said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2020 at 5:14 PM

Donna, I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Wishing you and your family comfort during this very difficult time.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Keni Cook Bishop said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2020 at 5:35 AM

Donna — I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Thinking of you and sending prayers and love. Keni

  • Stockbrigde
  • Georgia
Rita Carder said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2020 at 9:37 PM

Sincere Sympathies to the families of Rosemary, Hugs, Thoughts and Prayers sent to all of you...So Sorry for your loss, God Bless All of You, Aunt Rita..

  • Hardin
  • IL

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