Rosalee Schiwal, 64 of Hillsboro, N.D., family to Spring Grove resident
Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:59 AM
Rosalee Schiwal of Hillsboro, N.D., died May 31, 2014, at the Hillsboro Medical Center at the age of 64.
She was born on July 18, 1949, the daughter of Mike and Georgia (Schaff) Schiwal in Dickinson, N.D. She grew up in the Mott, N.D., area and graduated from Mott High School. Rosalee was married to Dennis Meier. They moved to Hillsboro in 1969 and later divorced.
Rosalee worked for the Hillsboro Medical Center for nearly 35 years, leaving an impact on everyone she met. Rosalee was united in marriage to Hank Geray in 2002. Together they enjoyed traveling side by side throughout the United States and Canada attending horse pulls.
Throughout her life, Rosalee loved following all of her grandchildren in their activities. She was a proud grandma and cherished the time spent with all of her family. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and a longtime, devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro.
Rosalee is survived her husband, Henry "Hank" Geray of Hillsboro; her son, Darin Meier of Houston; her daughter, Kristy (Paul) Folz of Spring Grove, Minn.; her three grandchildren, Andrew, Alene and Alex; her mother, Georgia Schiwal of Spearfish, S.D.; her six stepchildren, Nick (Coleen) Geray of Hillsboro; Mike Geray of Fargo, N.D.; Paul (Sheila) Geray of Hillsboro; Tom (Marsha) Geray of Moorhead; Robert (Sandy) Geray of Iona, Idaho; and Denise (Wade) Haman of Hillsboro; her 20 stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Mike (Genie) Schiwal, John Derrek, Linda (Richard) Lindemann, David Schiwal, Donald Schiwal, Rebecca (Dean) Lutz, Bernadette (Brian) Kilzer and Michelle (Dion) Ottmar; and several nieces and nephews.
Rosalee was preceded in death by her father, Mike; her brother, Raymond; and her stepgrandson, Hunter Haman.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 5, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Burial was at Sunnyslope Cemetery, Mott, N.D.