Rose Mary Filler
Rose Mary Filler
Apr. 11, 1936 – Mar. 6, 2017
Rose Mary “Rosemary” (Pfeifer) Filler, the daughter of Odmar and Mary (Adam) Pfeifer was born on April 11, 1936 on the family farm in Berwick, North Dakota. She died at the age of 80 years on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.
Rosemary was raised on her family farm and attended school in Berwick until the 4th grade when the family moved to Funston, North Dakota where she completed her education. She worked on her parents’ farm and at the Morris Caf in Drake following her schooling. On November 16th, 1955, she was united in marriage to Herbert Filler at St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church in Drake.
Following their marriage, they made their home on a dairy farm near Minot. Later, the couple moved to Orrin, North Dakota where they started a dairy farm which the family operated for the next 47 years. Herbert and Rosemary were blessed with ten children. In 2008, they retired and moved to Rugby. Herbert died on September 28th, 2012. Rosemary was a member of the Christian Mother’s at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Towner and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Orrin.
Rosemary is survived by her children, Linda (Joel) Lemer of Carrington; Karla (Mike) Martin of Anamoose; Terry (Brenda) of Arnegard; Mary Volk of Glasgow, Montana; Bonita Filler of Layton, Utah; Scott (Tammy) of Rugby; Renae Filler (Henry Heintz) of Chaseley; Cory Filler of Depere, Wisconsin; and Jason (Jill) of Kindred; 28 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brothers, Francis (Rosella) Pfeifer and Odmar Pfeifer Jr., all of Minot; sisters, Dorothy (Milton) Bachmeier of Anamoose, Angeline (Leo) Rudnick of Mandan and Audrey (Jerome) Weigel of Minot; brothers-in-law, Leo Burgard of Minot and Harvey Bromley of Anamoose; sister-in-law, Florence Pfeifer of Granville; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Judy; brothers, Ralph and Richard Pfeifer; sisters, Patricia Bromley and Alice Burgard; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 13th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with spring burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Drake. Father Tom Graner, Celebrant.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary and Vigil prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. Visitation will continue from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Vocal leader/Cantor: Robert Graber.
Casket Bearers: Grandson’s; Logan Volk, Travis Volk, Brandon Filler, Brandt Lemer, Dustin Martin, Derrick Martin, Shane Weigel, Parker Filler, Brady Filler, Joey Filler, Dillon Filler, Alex Filler, Tanner Johnson and Brett Filler.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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