FAIRFAX — Rose Kiecker, age 72, of Fairfax, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Season’s Hospice House in Redwood Falls, MN.
Memorial Service will be Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10 a.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax with Reverend Michael Killinger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to the Jesus Cares Ministry at the Fairfax St. John Lutheran Church.
Rose Mary Kiecker was born on October 27, 1945, in Morris, MN. She was the daughter of Arthur and Adeline (Podratz) Pasche. Rose was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN. Rose graduated from Hoffman High School in 1963. She graduated from Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, in 1967. After graduating, she was called to teach Grade 1 at Christ Lutheran Church and School in Murray, UT.
In 1968 Rose’s mother passed away and she returned to Hoffman to help her dad, brother, and sister. During that time she taught special education in the elementary school in Hoffman. The fall of 1971 Rose moved to Fairfax to teach special education in the elementary school.
On August 18, 1973, Rose was united in marriage to John Kiecker at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. After their marriage the couple resided in Fairfax. They were blessed with two children, Katie and Holly. John and Rose shared 44 years of marriage.
Rose was an active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and served the Ladies Aid as president. She also was a member of the choir, taught Sunday School, taught in the Jesus Cares ministry, and served on the Altar Guild.
Rose was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and Nana. She enthusiastically supported her daughters in school academics and nurtured their faith and personal growth.
Blessed be the memory of Rose Kiecker.
Rose is survived by her loving husband, John Kiecker of Fairfax; children, Katie Brettin of Minnetonka, MN, and Holly (Charles) Lott of Grovetown, GA; three grandchildren; siblings, Arnold (Sharon) Pasche of Alden, MN, Luella (Earl) Graham of Buffalo, MN, Dale (Gail) Pasche of Dent, MN, Kay (Tom) Campbell of Royalton, MN, and Joanne (Dan) Anderson of Lakeville, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Brian Brettin, and niece, Amber Anderson.
Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.