A private burial for Sister Louise Roseman, D.C., was held April 6, 2020, at the Daughters of Charity Marillac Cemetery, Normandy, Missouri. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Sister died April 2, 2020; she was 96 years of age and 74 years of vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Born June 20, 1923 in Ozora, Missouri, Sister was one of three girls born to Mary (Caldwell) and Frank Roseman. She was a 1942 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in St. Mary, Missouri. Sister Louise entered the Daughters of Charity from Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora, in January 1946. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Fontbonne College in 1951, and she earned her Master’s in Education focusing on Guidance and Counseling from Saint Louis University in 1962.
After completing initial formation, Sister began her ministry in education, serving for 27 years as Teacher, Counselor and Principal. She served as Elementary Teacher at St. Malachy School, St. Louis (1947 to 1949) and at St. Joseph Elementary School, New Orleans (1949 to 1955), as Secondary Teacher and Counselor at Labouré High School, St. Louis (1955 to 1964), and as Secondary Principal at Providence School, St. Louis (1964 to 1969); while there, Sister served as the Local Community Superior. In Perryville, Missouri, she served as Secondary Teacher and Counselor (1969 to 1974); while there, Sister served as the Local Community Superior until 1972.
In 1974, Sister Louise transitioned to a new field of ministry when she was missioned to Poteau Oklahoma, to serve the poor and marginalized as a Social Worker for the Oklahoma State Welfare Department (1974 to 1976); while here Sister served as the Local Community Superior for the Immaculate Conception Residence. Sister next served as the Provincial Secretary for the Daughters’ former West Central Province, Normandy, Missouri (1976 to 1981). Sister returned to Poteau to serve in Parish Ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish (1981 to 1983). She served next as Executive Director of Seton Center in Kansas City, Missouri (1983 to 1984). Then, Sister served in various administrative roles for the Formation Team at Marillac Provincial House, Normandy (1984); Guardian Angel Settlement Association, St. Louis (1984 to 1987 and 1989 to 1994); and Marillac Provincialate, St. Louis (1987 to 1989). Sister Louise served as a Pastoral Associate at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Louis (1989 to 1995); Parish Minister at Ascension/St. Paul Parish, St. Louis (1994 to 2001; during this time Sister served as Local Community Superior for the LeGras Community of the former Marillac Provincial House, 1996 to 1999); and as a Parish Visitor at Ascension/St. Paul Parish, St. Louis (2001 to 2014; during this time Sister served as the Local Community Superior at the Nora Residence, Bridgeton, 2006 to 2009). In 2014, Sister joined the Ministry of Prayer at The Sarah Community where she also served for a time as a Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound through Holy Spirit Parish, Maryland Heights.
Sister Louise is preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Jeanette (Roseman) Reinhardt, and Margaret Roseman. She is survived by a niece, Judith Reinhardt Miller; and two nephews, Ronald Reinhardt (Georgia), and Garrett Reinhardt; many devoted friends; and her Sisters in Community.