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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To all the family: --
Your Mother and Sister was such a sweetheart. She always had kind words and always had that beautiful smile. We would always reminisce about Ege and share memories and she was so proud of her family. She will be missed but in your hearts forever. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Rozann (Schenher) and Dave Abbott

Posted by Rozann (Schenher) Abbott - New Haven, IN - Friend   March 21, 2019

To Rosie's Family:

There was not one time when Rosie and I happened to meet that she did not have a beautifully fixed smile on her beautiful face. She was kind. When I spoke with her, I felt as though we'd known each other always. She has joined all God's angels in heaven and I will remember her pleasant, kind nature always.
Morgan sends her sympathies and we will keep you in our prayers

Posted by CAROLINE SHEETS - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   March 20, 2019

Rosie was a soft spoken, kind, tender, loving, generous, and supportive friend. Shortly after moving into my home across the street from her, I realized what a gift & blessing it truly was, just to know her. All I had to do was look out my front window to see how God wanted me to live and be. Rosie walked in the light every day of her life...and I had a bird's eye view. Anyone touched by Rosie was a better person because of it. God rest her selfless soul & embrace her loving family with peace & comfort.

Posted by Nancy Freehill Eagle - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   March 20, 2019

Dear Tom, Teri and Tim,

Our sincere sympathy at the loss of your sweet mother, Rosie. She was a wonderful neighbor and I remember growing up across the street from you and how she treated everyone with kindness and patience. May she rest in peace in Our Lord's loving arms. You are in our prayers.

Beth (Meyer) and Terry Neu

Posted by Beth Neu - Muncie, IN - Neighbor   March 19, 2019

Rosie and Milt were neighbors of my family on North Highlands Blvd. and I occasionally was a babysitter for them. Rosie was a wonderful person and my mom, Dorothy, loved playing euchre with her and other neighbors and friends. Whenever I would see her, she was such a sweetheart. She was a blessing to all who knew her. May God rest her soul.

Posted by Cheryl Holsworth Johnson - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   March 19, 2019

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