Rosemary Lind, 98, of Wauseon OH, passed away on March 17th, 2019 at Fulton Manor, where she had resided for two and a half years.
Rosemary was born on a Fulton County farm on June 1st, 1920 to Robert E. and Alice (Barnes) Patterson. Rosemary graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1938 and BGSU in 1942. She married John Lind Jr. of Wauseon OH during World War II in which John served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
Rosemary was the great-great-granddaughter of George W. Patterson who moved to northwest Ohio via flatboat from New York state in 1838 (before there were roads or towns), bringing with him Rosemary’s great grandfather Edwin H. Patterson, who was fifteen at the time. George and Edwin were recognized as some of Fulton County’s earliest settlers. Rosemary lived all of her ninety-eight years in Fulton County OH.
Rosemary was a home economics teacher for fifteen years at Pettisville High School, and later served as a docent at the Sauder Village Museum for thirty-four years. She logged over 1000 hours as a volunteer at the Fulton County Health Center’s Cardiology Clinic. She was named National Exchange Club Volunteer of the Year in 2003. She was a member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon for over seventy years and helped make 1000s of quilts and knitted items for Lutheran charities.
Rosemary was the eldest of seven siblings, mother of two, and great grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (1972) and Alice (1951), by her husband, John (1977), and by her brother John Patterson (2007) and her sister Annabelle (Patterson) Reed (2010) and by her daughter, Charlotte (Lind) Cutuli (2013).
Rosemary is survived by her sister, Betty (Patterson) Brown (of Columbus OH), her brother Dale Patterson (of North Carolina), her sister Claire (Patterson) Berrington (of Virginia), and sister Virginia Patterson (of Toledo OH). She is also survived by her son, Ken Lind and his wife, Jan (Lux) Lind (of Geneva IL), by her granddaughter Eva (Lind) Mallo and her husband, Daniel Mallo, and their son, Theodore Mallo (of Hong Kong), and by her granddaughter, Audrey Lind and her daughter, Tsunami Smith (of Batavia IL). Rosemary also has a host of surviving nieces and nephews.
Rosemary enjoyed gardening and watching televised sports. She traveled often during her life and saw distant places. She enjoyed spending holidays with her family as they moved all over the US and world.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 1:00 PM, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Rev. Steven R. Geske will be officiating, with interment following in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. A period of visitation will take place, also at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is honored with Rosemary’s care and arrangements.