April 24, 2013


Rosemary D. Harman, 78, of Sac City, died at Loring Hospital in Sac City on Monday, April 22, 2013.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sac City.

Inurnment will follow at Cory Grove Cemetery in Sac City under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City with a rosary at 7:30.

Rosemary Dorothy Wiederin was born March 3, 1935, to August and Marie (Wernimont) Wiederin in Carroll.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and graduated in 1953 from St. Angela Academy in Carroll. Following graduation she worked in Carroll as a telephone operator.

On May 31, 1955, Rosemary married Walter Greteman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. Eight children were born to this union: Debbie, Julie, Carol, Deanne, Steve, Sara, Beth and Lisa. Walter died in 1976.

She loved her family, providing a loving and comfortable home for them was her priority. She also enjoyed gardening and canning. Rosemary found love again and on March 3, 1979, she married Gordon Harman at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda.

Rosemary enjoyed her volunteer work at Park View Nursing Home and helped with Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sac City, co-chair of her circle, and a member of Guild.

Survivors include her husband Gordon Harman of Sac City; her children: Debbie Shriver and special friend John Ertz of Westside; Julie (Rick) Werkmeister of Spirit Lake; Carol (Gary) Roeder of Arthur; Deanne (Al) Helgerson of Lake View; Steve (Tanya) Greteman of Temple, Texas; Sara (Kevin) Wilkens of Hesperia, Calif.; Beth Creapo of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Lisa Rehm and special friend Kevin Steffes of Templeton; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brothers: Irwin (Ruby) Wiederin of Lidderdale; Don (Lou) Wiederin of Glidden; Marv (Marcia) Wiederin of Coal Valley, Ill.; and Richard (Linda) Wiederin of San Jose, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Walter and her parents August and Marie Wiederin.