Rosemarie Lukehart, 87, of Des Moines, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening at Merle Hay Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Rosemarie will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who was affectionately known as “Butch” to her family. She enjoyed fishing and spending time at Lake Marie near Mercer, MO, playing poker and dancing. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and attended services at St. Pius for the last three years. Rosemarie was a very generous person who made friends wherever she went and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She will be missed by her two children, Larry (Laurie) Lukehart and Terri Lukehart; six grandchildren, Tina Gill, Dave Kissinger, Danny Bailey, Mike Lukehart, Regina Sieberg and Christopher Lukehart; eleven great-grandchildren, Daniel Bailey, Kyle Kissinger, Chase Gill, Melonie Olin, Ashlee Gill, Dylan Bailey, Shyann Bailey, Grant Giefer, Chloe Siberg, Cade Lukehart and Evan Lukehart and two great-great grandchidlren, Colton Schwenneker and Emery Bailey. Rosemarie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lukehart; daughter, Diane Kissinger; parents; two brothers and one sister.