Rosemary Keefer

Rosemary Toth Keefer

1928 - 2021

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Rosemary Toth Keefer, born June 13, 1928, in Danville, IL, daughter of John and Helen Toth, married Charles Fuller Keefer in Highland, IN on May 15,1954. Rosemary, a longtime resident of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 31, 2021, in Annandale, Minnesota. Preceded in death by her husband Charles (Chuck) Keefer (1927-1988) in Rockford, IL, she is survived by her 5 children, Holly Ann (Mark) Bertelsen of Annandale, MN, Diane Elizabeth (Dean) Schlueter of Algonquin,IL, Jeffrey Dean Keefer and KC (Nancy Barlow) Keefer both of Denver, CO, Carolyn Keefer of Prescott, AZ, 5 grandchildren Mark Joseph Martini, Kelli Nicole (Jon) Ritter, Jordan Danielle (Kevin) Roeckner, Lindsay Erin Ginther, Hailey Erica Ginther, and 2 great grandchildren Brielle Annalise Ritter and Brynlee Amara Ritter.






Sewed our clothes

Took flying lessons

Crafted furniture




Painter too


Grew vegetables

Crafted quilts 

So many things she could do


Her spaghetti sauce was loved by us all

But none of these talents was her highest call


Yes, she was talented, funny, tender, and kind

Beautiful, giving, open, and fine


Her highest call 

of them all

Was being a daughter, aunt, niece, friend, and mother

A grandmother and great grandmother!


We knew her best and loved her so much. 

She’ll be in our hearts forever, never out of touch!