In Memoriam ~ Rose Fuchs
The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rose Fuchs, age 95 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 9 at Church of the Seven Dolors in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rose died January 1, 2020 at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany again after 10:00 AM Thursday at the church in Albany. Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM followed by Christian Mothers at 6:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home in Albany.
Rose was born August 4, 1924 in St. Anna to Peter and Mary (Beniek) Welters. She was raised on a farm near St. Anna and attended a one-room country school. Harold Fuchs and Rose united in marriage on October 19, 1943. In May of 1958, they moved to a farm northeast of Albany on Two Rivers Lake, where she resided until 2000, before moving back to Albany. Together, they raised eight children. Rose was very active in the community. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, St. Jude’s Mission, St.Kathryn’s Medical Mission and the Christian Mother’s. Rose was involved in many aspects of the Seven Dolors Parish and was a lifetime member of the Stearns County Pioneer Club. She embraced farm life; taking care of the animals, tending the garden and canning its produce. She loved sewing and quilting, a good prank and a game of cards.
Rose and Harold opened their home to many young men – St. John’s Prep students – from foreign countries. This gave them an opportunity to fulfill a dream of traveling to visit some of their “adopted” children.
Rose is survived by her children Rose Coykendall (Jack McNulty) of Rosemount, Harold “Butch” (Terry) Fuchs of Mound, Jack Fox (Shirley Wyatt) of Gilbert, AZ, Laurie (Dan) Vieths of Eagan, William “Bill” Fox of Shoreview, James “Jim” (Sheila) Fuchs of Kimball, Nancy Fuchs (Richard Fabian) of St. Paul and Gregory “Greg” (Lynn Parr) of Eden Valley. She leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Edward and Allen Welters, son-in-law Charles “Chuck” Coykendall, daughter-in-law Karen Olson Fox, grandchildren; Kristina Fuchs, Jeffrey Fuchs, Robert Fuchs, husband, Harold Fuchs and parents Mary and Peter Welters.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care for the wonderful care they provided. We also offer gratitude to Raquel, Cathy and Bryanna with Moments Hospice.