Rosie Houser

  • Died: March 15, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Rosie Houser, 86, of Fort Wayne passed peacefully on Friday evening, March 15, 2019 at Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne. Rosie was born in Ege, Indiana to the late Clarence and Mildred Konger on July 16, 1932. She graduated from Churubusco High School and went on to work at Catholic Charities in Fort Wayne where she met Milt Houser through his sister, Maxine. Rosalie and Milt were married September 8, 1956. After Milt's sudden death on November 8, 1962, Rosie relied on her faith and family to help her raise three young children on her own. Rosie sent all her children through Catholic schools and on to college. She worked 27 years at the American Red Cross. She always had time and money for everyone and never considered her own needs. She spent countless hours involved in her parish, Queen of Angels, filling in at the office and volunteering or attending many activities. She was most grateful to be a part of organizing weekly Adoration and Benediction. Rosie will always be remembered for her big smile and even bigger heart. She is survived by her children, Tom (Sue) Houser, Teri (Phil) Carson, Tim (Pam) Houser; grandchildren, Tony, Angela, Matt, Liz, Michael, Josh, Kyle, Kristina, Katie, Zach and 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Pat (Doug) Bauman, Kathleen (Glen) Bonar, John(Suzy) Konger, and sister-in-law, Verdonna (Tootie) Konger. Besides her parents and her husband, Rosie was preceded in death by her brother, Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior and a luncheon immediately following. Visitation will also be from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a rosary service at 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Special thanks to all the staff at Saint Anne's Home for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Queen of Angels Catholic Church.