Rosalie Stutzman


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Updated: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:38:14 CST

Rosalie M. Stutzman, 75 of Cairo, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Dave Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cairo. Visitation hours will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island, NE. Memorials are suggested to the church. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosalie M. Stutzman was born September 22, 1938 in Holdrege, Nebraska, the daughter of Ralph & Annabelle (Mapes) Nelson. She grew up in and received her education in Kenesaw graduating from Kenesaw High School.

She was united in marriage to Aaron “Dean” Stutzman, August 22, 1958 at Hastings. Nebraska. The couple made their home in Cairo where she was employed at the Cairo Record and later at Hansen Agri-Placement.

She was a member of the First Church of Nazarene, Grand Island where she was very active. She enjoyed her grandchildren, but most of all time spent with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include: Two sons and daughters-in-law; Daniel & Carole Stutzman of Grand Island, NE and Kevin & Karla Stutzman of Cairo, NE, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joan & Dave Coleman, Julie Stutzman and Kathy & Bill Thornton all of Grand Island, Nebraska, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy & Harold Voss of Hastings, Carolyn Wheeler of Beatrice, Nancy & Harry Davis Waverly, Nebraska, sister –in-law, Karen Nelson of Buena Park, California, 10 grandchildren, Keely, Katie, Channing, Quentin, Nicole, Jessica, Kaitlin, Aaron, Sara & Ryan, four great grandchildren, Faith, Megan, Samuel & Ashley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Annabelle Nelson, husband, “Dean” Stutzman, brother, James Nelson and sister, Shirley Lisius.