Rosemarie Helen Zehnder, age 90 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1928 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Samuel and Lena (Rapp) Vatter.
In addition to her parents, Rosemarie was preceded in death by her first child, Deborah Marie, husband over 50 years, Greg Zehnder, Sr.; her son, Greg Zehnder, Jr.; her sister, Freida Grueser and niece, Karen Chester.
She is survived by her children, Marc (Kim) Zehnder and Lisa Zehnder; grandchildren, Marc (Alexis) Zehnder, Josh (Michelle) Zehnder and Sarah (Steve) Edwards; great grandchildren, Lola, Lucy, Liam and Ellie and her brother, Samuel Wm. “Bill” (Beverly) Vatter as well as many other extended family members and friends.
Rosemarie was a 1946 graduate of Springfield High School. She was soon married and began her family always supporting her family as a homemaker and dedicated wife and mother. Rosemarie served as a former President of the Republican Women’s Club and had been a life-long member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and gifting her family and friends with Christmas stockings and other hand-made treasures. Rosemarie will always be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother, Papaw and Great Grandma Coco and the kindest person you’d ever meet.
Family will receive guests from 9:00-11:00 am Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Kettering. Services will immediately follow at 11:00 am also at the funeral home and officiated by Pastor Andrew Brewster. Procession to Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton, OH for burial will conclude service for Rosemarie. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or Alzheimer’s Association at 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459. To share a memory of Rosemarie or leave a special message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.