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Rosemarie Litzinger


Rosemarie Litzinger, age 84, of Westerville, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. The daughter of Samuel and Rosemary Johnson, she was born in Cambridge, OH on August 5, 1936.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth (John) Williams, and Mariann (Bobby) Chafin; sister, Ann Miller; grandchildren, Dalton, Maria, Zachary, Jacob, Seth and Chance; long time companion, Jerry Wolf; as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, Samuel and Rosemary Johnson; and her sister, Kae Milhoan.

Rosemarie was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Rosemarie retired from Trucco Construction Co. after many years of managing the office. She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as the Jazz Arts Group. Rosemarie loved to bake, crochet and garden. She enjoyed volunteering her time to help others in need and had a love for music of all kinds.

Rosemarie’s proudest achievement was being a Nana and she loved her family above all else. She will be remembered and greatly missed.

Special thank you to many friends and long-time neighbor and friend, Benna K. Martin.

A memorial service will take place at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 on Saturday, June 26, 2021, where calling hours will be held from 10:00 A.M. – Noon with the service beginning at Noon.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice/Promedica Memorial Fund, 444 N. Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

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  • Jean Claflin says:

    To the family….
    Treasure your memories. She will be forever in my heart.

  • Rosemary Hurst says:

    To Beth, Mariann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a special lady and loved by many. I’ve known your mom for more than 40 years. She was like a second mom to my kids and always looked out for them. She was a great friend to many and will be missed beyond words! My love, thoughts and prayers to the whole family!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

  • Paula Nessmith says:

    May the love from family and friends bring you comfort. May the promise of our risen Lord bring you peace.

  • Laura Noble says:

    To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Treasure your memories. Love and hugs.

  • Terry T Thatcher says:

    As long-time friends of your Aunt Ann, we know how very special and loved Rosemarie was to all of you. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you all.
    Donna and Terry Thatcher

  • Stephen Pariser says:

    Rosemarie was so dear to so many. In addition to the great love for her family, she had great love for jazz she touched the lives of manny musicians and graced their performances with her attention, her interest and her support.
    Stephen Pariser

  • Mark Jones says:

    I came to know Rosemary through Columbus’ jazz scene, notably while doing marketing & promotion work for Bobby Floyd. She was a regular for Bobby @ The Lobby (Lounge) on Saturday evenings. We kept in touch through social media after I left Columbus. I’ll always remember her big smile and warm heart! RIP Rosemary and thank you for enriching my life❤️💛❤️…

  • Rick Rano says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Beth & Mariann, my first memories of her was when we were in high school. She never met a stranger and always was easy to talk with. In later years I would talk to her at the Community Center swimming pool as she would do her water aerobics. She always updated me on your family, such a sweet lady!

  • Dee Ayres says:

    Rosemarie’s warm smile will be so missed at the jazz concerts she so loved. She was a beautiful soul.

  • Theresa says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    May you find strength in gods love,
    Always,
    Theresa Harris

  • Pastor Will says:

    So many good memories of my conversations with Rosemarie. I cherish her honesty, her smile and her faithfulness during the years I was privileged and blessed to be her pastor while I served at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Always ready with a good story, a good recipe and a good suggestion, I have no doubt she is bringing smiles to our Lord as she takes her place among the community of Saints who gather at the feast which has no end. May light perpetual shine upon her.

  • Earle and Rachel says:

    Rosemarie was a great friend. Depending on the story she was telling you, she could make you laugh and she could make you cry. She was a very loving, caring and a really great lady. We had such fun times at lunches after Bible Study, Supper Club Dinners, and fixing meals at church. We will miss her immensely – what a great lady you were Rosemarie.

  • Earle and Rachel says:

    Rosemarie was a great friend and a great lady. Depending on the story she was telling you, she could make you laugh and she could make you cry. She was a very loving, caring and a really great lady. We had such fun times at lunches after Bible Study, Supper Club Dinners, and fixing meals at church. We will miss her immensely.

  • Barbara Fischer says:

    Beth and Mariann: May the good memories ease your sorrow at the loss of your Mom. I have known her for 50plus years having worked with her Aunt Millie Johnson at Bank One. I would often have lunch at your house when you girls were toddlers. It seemed whenever I shopped at Marc’s in Westerville, she would be there too! Hope she had an easy death. May she Rest In Peace.

    Barbara Fischer

  • Kathy and Bill Snead says:

    Rosemarie was always a bright spot in my day when she attended Grace Lutheran events during the week when I worked as the Church Administrator. She was so supportive of the work I did and we exchanged lots of family stories. I carried all of the recipes she shared with me to Florida. My family will say, “why don’t you make that recipe of Rosemarie’s?” Bill and I were both saddened to hear of her illness and passing. She will forever be remembered for all of her acts of kindness and the blessings we all received from her.

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