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Rosanne Amanda Schmit

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April 7, 1934 - March 7, 2023


Rosanne Schmit , age 88, of Algona passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 12 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Lentz Funeral home in Algona.

Rosanne Amanda Schmit, the daughter of Peter and Hilaria (Bormann) Erpelding was born on April 7, 1934, in Algona. Graduating from St. Cecelia Academy in 1952. On Nov. 16, 1955, Rosanne was united in marriage with Michael P. Schmit at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Rosanne helped Mike working on the farm and taking care of their family, where she lived until her passing. Rosanne was a faithful member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, helping with funeral dinners and attending many years of Adoration Chapel hours. Rosanne enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe, where they attended The Passion Play. She loved attending her grandchildren’s activities, family gatherings and visits with friends and relatives. Rosanne was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies and Leader of a 4-H Club.

Left to cherish Rosanne’s memory is her daughter Denise and husband Bill Grandgenett of Algona; three grandchildren Sophia (Kyle) Travis of Harlan, Emma and Jack Grandgenett; sisters, Mary Illa Kisch of Algona, Madonna (Gary) Johnson of Estherville, Janet (Lewis) Elbert of Clarkston, Mich., brother Jim (Judy) Erpelding of Golden, Colo.; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Erpelding of Algona and Donna Thilges of Urbandale.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Maurice, Gerald and Marvin (Mary Catherine) Erpelding; brothers-in-law, Thomas Wagner and Ed Kisch; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Thermon) Pruitt, Sarah (Damian) Centgraf, Mary (Ed) Majerus and Cecelia (Leonard) McGuire.

Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at

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