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Rose Ann "Rosie" Waldt

December 21, 1935 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Rose Ann "Rosie" Waldt Obituary

Rose “Rosie” Ann Waldt, 87, of Aberdeen, SD, peacefully and unexpectedly joined the other angels in Heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Avera St. Luke’s, Aberdeen, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Father Mitchell McLaughlin officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Friday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake at 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Rose Ann Schmidt was born to Frank and Oliva (Rausch) Schmidt on December 21, 1935, the oldest of 5 children. Rosie grew up on the family farm in Hoven, SD, and eventually moved to Aberdeen where she resided until her passing.  After raising her 4 children, Rosie graduated from Northern State College and worked for many years at the Brown County Courthouse.  She eventually became a Mary Kay consultant and proudly shared her beauty secrets with the surrounding Aberdeen area until her death. 

Rosie married Frank Waldt in 1990 and they were devout members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where both shared their vocal and musical talents with the entire congregation. She was a passionate advocate of the Sacred Heart and Roncalli community.  Rosie and Frank were also dedicated supporters to the Storybook Land foundation. 

Rosie had an incredible gift of creativity and artistry. All of her family and friends cherish the handmade, intricate cards and gifts they have received over the years.  Rosie also enjoyed playing cards, having coffee, and crafting with her lovely friend Anita and their close group of friends.  

Rosie is survived by her 4 children; William (Monda) Walth, Cindy DuRae, Gary (Lynn) Walth, and Lori (Doug) Eaton; sister, Diana (Roy) Bechard; two brothers, Leroy Schmidt, and Rich (Giny) Schmidt; and many grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Frank; her dear sister Jeanette Schaefer; and her son-in-law Steve Utley.

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