Rosemary C. (Sorys) Meier
Jan 31, 1937 – Oct 21, 2017
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Oct. 26th at 10:30am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Gerald Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.
Rosemary Catherine Sorys Meier was born on January 31, 1937 in Omaha to Frank and Mary Sorys. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1955 and went on to work at Mutual of Omaha where she was employed for 14 years. As a young woman, she enjoyed travel to Hawaii and ski trips to Colorado with the LaSalle Club. On April 12, 1969, Rosemary married Warren Meier. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in 2017. She raised two daughters, Lynn (Hire) and Cindy (Sopcich). In 1974, Rosemary and family moved to Kansas City where she continued to care for her family and also volunteered at her daughters’ school. Rosemary worked as a paraprofessional assisting students with special needs at the elementary and middle school levels while living in Kansas City. In 1985, she moved with Warren and Cindy to Racine, Wisconsin, where Rosemary began working in the decorating department at JC Penney.
Upon her husband’s retirement from Case IH in 1990, Rosemary returned to Omaha where she continued to work at JC Penney. Rosemary enjoyed knitting, needlework and cooking. Her lush flower and vegetable gardens always flourished with blooms and produce and were a sight to behold. She was an excellent baker and her family always looked forward to her delicious freshly baked cookies, cheesecakes, cakes and pies as well as candy. She rarely missed daily walks with Warren; they walked together rain, shine, sleet or snow. In retirement, Rosemary traveled with Warren to Alaska and across the continental U.S., often on bus tours. She spoke fondly of the cities and sites they visited together during a vacation to Europe.
Rosemary faced challenges with unwavering faith and an optimistic spirit. She is loved dearly by her six grandchildren: Max, PJ, Ben, Kaitlyn, Kaylee and JT as well as great-grandson, Caden, and two sons-in-law: Kurt (Cindy) and Shawn (Lynn). Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Beverly Hicks (Jim).
Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who know and love her. She will live on in the memories of all whose lives she touched. May she be cloaked in the comfort, joy and peace of God’s love the moment she enters the gates of heaven. Her loved ones will look forward to reuniting in eternal life.