Rose was born on September 23, 1926, in Aka, Hungary, the eldest daughter of Frank and Theresia (Wachtler) Schweighardt. She was educated in Aka and worked on the family farm until 1944 when, due to the war, the family was evacuated to what was then, Czechoslovakia. Rose endured the difficulties of the Second World War with her family. Her father and eldest brother were in the army and lost their lives. In 1945, the family returned to Aka. After being deported with her family in 1948, Rose worked in a lace factory in Ellefeld, East Germany, until she fled to Heilbronn, West Germany, in 1949. There was much joy when the family was reunited in Niederneukirchen, Austria, in June, 1949. Rose arrived in Muenster, SK, with her mother and five siblings on May 4, 1950. She soon began to work at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where she worked until 1955. On January 5, 1957, Rose married Alfred Wolsfeld. The couple adopted two girls on February 6, 1966, Mary and Theresa, who were sisters and only four and three years old. Alfred died suddenly at home in the afternoon of Sunday, October 8, 1978. Rose began to work at St. Mary’s Villa in the dietary department in January of 1979 and she remained working there until February of 1991. Rose continued to volunteer at St. Mary’s Villa, especially in the area of spiritual care. In her retirement, Rose took time to travel, taking several trips to Europe, including Rome, Medugorje and the Holy Land. She visited her homeland and hometown in Hungary three times and took a trip to Guadalupe, Mexico in 2003. Rose always took great pride in her two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.