RAPID CITY | Sister Rosemary Korte, 89, died at St. Martin Monastery on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
She and her twin sister were born in St. Cloud, MN, to Herman J. and Rose Theresa (Wehseler) Korte on April 20, 1927. She grew up in a family of six half brothers and sisters and eleven brothers and sisters. She attended St. Boniface School in Melrose, MN, for eight years and spent her High School years at St. Martin’s Academy in Sturgis, SD. She entered religious life Dec. 8, 1945. She spent four years as a nurse aide at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Hot Springs, seven years teaching Kindergarten at St. John the Evangelist School in Rapid City, eight years as Elementary Religious Education Coordinator in Casper, WY, and two years teaching High School Religion at St. Martin’s Academy. She attended summer classes in St. Louis, MO, and Omaha, NE. She spent her later years as House Coordinator/Liturgy at St. Martin Monastery and giving lessons on the guitar.
Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, followed by a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin Monastery Chapel.
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The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Monastery Chapel, with the Most Rev. Robert Gruss presiding.
Burial will be at St. Martin Monastery Cemetery, Rapid City, SD.
Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.