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Rosetta A. "Sadie" Sinz

Rosetta A. "Sadie" Sinz

Rosetta A. “Sadie” Sinz, age 89 of Durand, died Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Welcome Home Senior Living in Elmwood with her family by her side.

Rosetta was born on March 19, 1933 to Walter and Marian (Forster) Weissinger in the Lima Township where she was raised. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School graduating in 1951. After graduation, Rosetta worked at the Variety Store in Durand until she married Delano Sinz at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima on February 4, 1953. Together they farmed and raised their seven sons in the Township of Durand. In 1988 they moved to the city of Durand and the farm was sold in 1991. In 2018 Rosetta moved to Welcome Home in Elmwood where she remained the rest of her life. Rosetta also worked in the cafeteria in the Durand High School, doing food demos at Erickson’s Grocery Store in Durand and was a driver for the Office of Aging in Pepin County.

In Rosetta’s spare time, she enjoyed embroidering, coloring, crossword puzzles and playing cards (Except when she lost!). Most of all, Rosetta loved spending her time with her seven sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rosetta was an active member of Holy Rosary Parish serving as vice president and secretary of the PCCW, a Eucharistic Minister, leading the Rosary before Mass and singing in the Lima Polka Choir.

Rosetta is survived by her sons, Dean, Don (Tootie), Doug (Mary), Dan (Diane), David (Angie), Duane (Tammy) and Dale (Tammy), all of Durand, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one sister, Judy Norrish, two sisters-in-law, Vicki Weissinger and Darlene Manock, good friend at Welcome Home, Judy Harmon (who was the daughter she never had), nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Marian, husband, Delano in 2014 three brothers, Ronald, Wayne and Gale Weissinger and one grandson, Justin.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. Timothy Reither officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made in Rosetta’s name to the Welcome Home in Elmwood for their awesome and loving care given to her over the last five years.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Loret and Kevin Retzloff

    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Donna Walters-Nelson

    Sorry for your loss. I remember well growing up across the road & the many times back & forth between the places.

  3. Randy & Sharon Bauer

    For Judy and the entire Sinz family, you have our sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. What a wonderful person, her memories will remain with you to cherish. May you find peace in the days ahead. Hugs & Prayers

  4. Amanda Glaus

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Chuck and Lois Laehn

    Our sympathy goes out to the whole family. What a wonderful lady she was. She gave so much to Pepin County

  6. Daniel Traun

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Cliff Darlene

    For Judy and the Sinz family, you have my sympathy on the loss of your sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her legacy will remain with you all for she lived a fulfilling and love filled life. May you find peace in the days ahead.

  8. Dan Klein

    So sorry for the loss of Sadie. Please know our prayers are with you.
    Dan and Joele Klein

  9. John and Judy Parr

    Hugs to all

  10. Sandra Larson

    My sympathy to all of the Sinz Family and to sister Judy in the passing of Rosetta. She was such a happy fun gal to visit with. She will be missed by so many! Love & Prayers as you go through these difficult days.


    My thoughts and prayers are with the Sinz family during this difficult time.


    So sorry to hear of Sadie's passing. I can still picture her standing at Econofoods passing out samples and visiting with the shoppers. She always had a smile and a nice greeting.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  13. Monica Heitman

    My deepest sympathy to all the family! She was such a generous soul. I am sure she is enjoying the glory of heaven!

  14. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Sending our prayers and sympathy to the Sinz family
    Rosetta was a wonderful lady

  15. Joe and Jan Drier

    To the Sinz Family, Sending or Sympathy and Prayers to you all!

  16. Jean Gardner

    Sorry for the loss of Sadie. She was a great lady. Condolences to family and friends. May she RIP!

  17. Barb and John Abraham

    Sadie was an extraordinary woman --she would have to be to raise 7 sons! We know how much she will be missed and offer our prayers and sympathy to all the Sinz family.

  18. Donna Karshbaum

    Rosetta Was a Beautiful Lady and Person , We are so Sorry for Your Loss, God Bless You All ????❤️????

  19. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. A life well lived.

  20. LAURA Boese

    Sorry to hear the passing of Sadie! My sympathies to all the family!????
    My sympathies to all the family!????????????

  21. Barry

    My condolences to the family.

  22. Annette Marie Anibas Poeschel

    Sending Condolences to all of Sinz families! Prayers going through this difficult time. Sorry for your loss!
    Annette Anibas Poeschel- Lima

  23. Kay Noll

    So sorry for your loss. With Sympathy!

  24. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers ????????????????????

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