Rose Marie Mary was born April 20, 1941 in the Muenster district to Ignatius and Helen (nee Schieber) Fischer. She was their only daughter, surrounded by five brothers. She attended Muenster School and then worked in the housekeeping department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She met Raymond Ehalt in the fall of 1961 through a great uncle. They married on July 9, 1963. They moved to the Ehalt family farm in the Pilger area where she resided with her husband until her passing. Their marriage was blessed with four daughters. Rose Marie enjoyed life to the fullest. She helped endlessly on the farm and enjoyed baking, gardening, yard work and baling. She loved to haul grain and that was her job during harvest. Coffee and baking were always served when company arrived. But she took her greatest pride in her grandchildren. She always looked forward to seeing them and spent many hours babysitting. She always made sure everyone was fed and watered before she was, which continued throughout her courageous battle with cancer.