Rosalie D. Pahl, 83, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at her home in Upper Sandusky.
Rose was born on July 30, 1938, to Mary Ann (Hunkele) and Jerome Frey Sr. of Kirby. Rose was the twelfth of 13 children: Agatha (Frey) Thomas, Edwin Frey, Wilfred Frey, Gerald Frey, Norman Frey, Miriam (Frey) Vent, Jerome “Junior” Frey, Herman Frey, Cyril Frey, Frederick Frey, Sr. Mary Noel Frey and Norbert Frey. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David, her son Jerry and her siblings, Aggie, Edwin, Wilfred, Gerald, Norman, Miriam, Junior, Herman and Sr. Mary Noel. She is survived by three brothers, Cyril, Fred and Norbert.
Rose graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1956. She married David Norman Pahl on Oct. 12, 1957, at St. Mary’s Church, Kirby. They had nine children: Dean (Sue) Pahl, Jerry Pahl, Roger (Nancy) Pahl, Barbara (Bob) Stickel, Chuck (Shawn) Pahl, Norm (Dayna) Pahl, Deanna Pahl, Gina (Mark) Lewis and Ben (Corey) Pahl. She had 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Rose was also an adopted grandma to many others that she took under her wing throughout her life. Rose was unanimously nominated as “best mother and grandmother ever.” She was often referred to as an “angel on Earth” by those who knew and loved her.
Rose was a homemaker and loved living on the family farm surrounded by family and friends. She worked at First Citizens National Bank for over 10 years where she served in several roles including branch manager. She also enhanced her skills at MTC College while also taking art classes at OSU. Rose was a devout Catholic and lifelong servant of Christ. She was a member of both St. Mary’s Church in Kirby and Sandusky.
Rose was very gifted and talented artistically, musically and domestically. She was a great cook, gardener and seamstress. Rose sewed beautiful baptism, first communion and bridesmaids gowns as well as baby blankets that are still cherished today. She offered her talents sewing costumes for the school and church plays and would mend anything for anyone who asked. She enjoyed painting country, wildlife and farm scenes along with murals on corn husking wagons bang boards. Additionally, she painted the mural displayed in the culinary building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds. Rose often won top awards for her creations in the Wyandot County Fair.
Rose endlessly volunteered her God-given talents over the decades as she remained dedicated and actively involved in church and community activities. She generously gave of her time as a CCD teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, 4-H advisor and camp counselor, eucharistic minister, and church festival volunteer. She assisted with musical arrangements, playing the piano and frequently organizing some of the above programs. She assisted with the design and organization of First Citizens National Bank parade floats, 4-H fair floats and county fair booths.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby, and will be officiated by the Rev. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv., and deacon Kevin Wintersteller. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Mary’s Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice, Open Door Resource Center or a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Lucas Batton Funeral Home at 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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