Rosemarie Sylvia (Kramer) Lempka was born at home near Unadilla, Nebraska to Henry Carl and Wilhelmina Maria (Pieper) Kramer on March 28, 1933. She attended rural school near Unadilla through the eighth grade and graduated from Cook High School. Rosie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
She was united in marriage to Robert E. Lempka at St. Mary Catholic Church on October 28, 1954. After their marriage, Rosie joined the Catholic Church. To this union four children were born.
After their marriage, Rosie worked for the Campbell’s Soup Company for one year. Rosie’s life was her family, faith and working as nurse’s aide at the Johnson County Hospital. She began her nursing career at Lanspa’s Hospital in 1950 and after the new hospital was built, she began working there. Rosie worked for the Johnson County Hospital from Sept. 1, 1970 to her retirement on March 2, 2008. She primarily worked the 7-3 shift and babies were her specialty. Rosie was thrilled to receive the Caring Kind Employee Award from the hospital in 1987. She also did health care for others after her retirement. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed flowers, gardening, photography and cooking. Rosie was proud of the fact that all her family members are service professionals and involved in helping others and continuing her legacy of caring for others.
Rosie was a long time member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was a faithful worker in service to her Lord.
Rosie passed away October 1, 2017 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, Nebraska at the age of 84 years.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, Robert E. Lempka of Tecumseh, daughter, Shirley Ulery and husband Greg Ulery of Wichita, KS, sons, Terry Lempka of Papillion and Robert C. Lempka and wife Ann of Omaha, sister, Sharon Lott and husband Leo of Geneva, brother, Pastor David Kramer and wife Marilyn Kramer of Smith Center, KS, grandchildren, Derek Lempka and wife Sarah of Adams, Brandon Lempka and wife Stacie of Abilene, TX, Sarah Herd and husband Aaron of Houston, TX, Andrew Lempka and wife Liz of Omaha and Erik Ulery of Wichita, KS, five great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Minnie, son, Daniel and infant sister, Shirley Annette.
Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday October 5, 2017 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Craig Clinch officiating.
Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Family will greet friends from 6:00- 6:45 p.m. followed by rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may go to the Alzheimer’s Association or to family’s choice.
Interment will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.