In loving memory of

Rose Marie Schiltz
December 2, 1934 - January 12, 2021

A funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6 PM at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft, with her grandson Father Jeffrey Dole, Father Steven McLoud, and Reverend Mr. William Black officiating. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft.

Rose Marie (Kunkel) Schiltz was born December 2, 1934, in St. Benedict, the daughter of Bernard and Caroline (Lange) Kunkel. She attended school in St. Benedict graduating from Lu Verne High School. Rose Marie married the "light of her life" Edward Schiltz on May 13, 1957, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. They resided in Bancroft where they raised their seven sons and seven daughters.

Rose Marie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a hard worker dedicated to her family. The stove and washing machine never got a break and neither did she.

Rose enjoyed cooking and was known for always having chocolate chip cookies on hand. Her fried chicken was a Sunday favorite. She was her children's and grandchildren's biggest fan at all of their events. Rose enjoyed playing cards, sewing, quilting, and volunteering at Accura Healthcare. Rose had a deep faith in the Lord. One of her favorite trips was to Rome and visiting St. Peters Basilica.

Rose Marie Schiltz died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at her home surrounded by her children. She was 86.

She is survived by fourteen children, Dale (Joyce) Schiltz of Bancroft, Karla (Dick) Bartman of Toluca, IL, Patty (Alan) Dole of Pella, Mike (Brenda) Schiltz of Algona, Carol (Bill) Kockler of St. Jacob, IL, Vince (Margaret) Schiltz of Glenwood, Gordy (Kathy) Schiltz of Eagan, MN, Angie (Doug) Kasch of Algona, Mary Kay (Steve) Berte of Lakota, Glen (Susan) Schiltz of Gretna, NE, Jeanette Kadow of Hastings, NE, Rodney (Michelle) Schiltz of Fort Dodge, Jerome (Jill) Schiltz of Algona, and Amy (Jesse) Zimmer of Princeton, MN; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Edna Zeimet of Algona; a brother, Conrad Kunkel of Bancroft; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years Edward on April 23, 2018; seven brothers, James, Bernard, Omer, Clarence, Robert, Virgil, and George Kunkel; and five sisters, Veronica Spangler, Kathleen Becker, Ileene Ptacek, Jean Marie Kunkel, and Rita Frankl.


Marcy Gelhaus Gotz wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Vince, Margaret, and Schultz family, Sorry for the loss of your mother. Her life was blessed! Her legacy is the wonderful family she leaves behind. That speaks volumes for the person she was. She, your dad, and your family are in my prayers. "

Doyl and Shirley Trenary wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"Our sympathies to the family. May God be by your side now and in the coming days. "

Sheila Bartolo wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"Our sympathy and prayers for all of you. Your mom was a wonderful person who raised a wonderful family. May you all find comfort from one another and cherish all the fun memories you have of her from your lifetime. She will be truly missed. John and Sheila Bartolo"

John & Jan Hellman wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"Hugs to all in Rose\'s family. We know she will be missed. by everyone who knew her."

Pam Frankl wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"A wonderful Aunt, who will be missed very much.. Wish we could be there tonite for the service.. Hugs and love to those of her family we know and those who would love to know as you are my husbands first cousin.. God bless.. She\'s with Dad, Ed now. and all the rest of the crazy Kunkel bunch. "

Laurie (Ferguson) DeGroff wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"To all my Schiltz cousins, Aunt Rosie was a gem! Her smile, her laugh & her heart full of gold! I will treasure the many memories shared over the years at your house and ours playing games, eating her cookies & best brownies! She is a true example of self-less love & compassion. We will miss her! Our thoughts & prayers too all of you. Enjoy this song ... Like a Rose by A1 - as beautiful as she was!"

Cathy Kelly wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"My sympathy to the family. I\'m imagining Rose hearing \"Well Done\" as she stands before our Lord. Rest in peace. "

Jim Tigges, Phoenix wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"So sorry for you loss! What a legacy she has left."

ANN GRINBERGS wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Our prayers are with you and your family Tim and Ann Grinbergs "

Lisa Kunkel wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"With a heavy heart and lots of love want you to know you have my deepest sympathy! Your mom was one of the best! She was always there for dad and mom...she was always bringing him a bag of chocolate chip cookies. Do you think he would share, oh no, he would hide them so he would have them for snacks and breakfast!!! Edna & her would pay dad visits when he was in the rest home. I know dad loved it!!! I know dad thought the world of her and Edna and loved them dearly!!! I wonder if they got along that way when they were young? Sending lots and lots of love!!! I will treasures all the great memories and hold them close to my heart!!! Love, Lisa"

Walt Koons wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of your Mom\'s passing, Rod. May God Bless and comfort you all during this difficult time. "

Anne and Maxine Kollasch wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Prayers for. rose Schultz and family. She was a joy"

Anne and Maxine Kollasch wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Prayers for Rose Schitlz"

Dennis and Joyce Frideres wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your mom, mother in law, grandma, and great grandmother, Rosemarie. She was such a caring person and loved her laugh and smile. She will be missed. Now she is enjoying heaven with Ed and all her siblings. God bless you all. Denny and Joyce Frideres "

Pat Doerning wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"So sorry to hear that Rose has died. My sympathy to the family. I enjoyed playing bridge with her."

Sharon Waller wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"My sincere deepest sympathies to all of Rose Marie\'s children and grandchildren, and other family members. I feel so blessed to have known her and was able to spend time with her. She was such a kind and loving person to anyone who entered her home and her life. I will always remember her laugh, and I think that\'s where all you kids got it from. Praying you can all laugh someday with a smile on your face as you relive the wonderful memories she has left with each of you. Thanks to all of you for letting me be part of your family especially on the fun girl trips. My heart aches for all of you, take care of each other! Love you all so much! "

Marie Kemna wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"My Deepest Sympathy to all the Family, Gods Blessings to you through your Grief, Marie Kemna & Family"

Linda Nemmers wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Our sympathy in your loss. I really enjoyed our time helping with bingo at the nursing home. I\'m really going to miss her when we get to go back and volunteer to help at bingo."