Rosalind Rahdert Osmun
Rosalind Rahdert Osmun
  • October 3, 1913 - September 25, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Rosalind Rahdert Osmun, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Heritage Park Nursing Home at the age of 103. She had been a resident of Georgetowne Place and Woodview Nursing Home for several years. Born on October 3, 1913 in Buckley, Ill., Rosalind was a daughter of the late Fred and Martha (Luhrsen) Rust. She moved to the Mark Center/Sherwood, Ohio area in 1916 and was educated both there and in West Unity, Ohio. Rosalind came to Fort Wayne in the early 30's to seek employment. She married Wilmer C.F. Rahdert in 1934. Rosalind was employed at Pollack Bros., manufacturers of Wayne Maid Dresses from 1948-1952. Later, she was employed at Lincoln National Life Ins. Co. from 1952-1974 and served as supervisor in the Mortgage and Loan Dept. Rosalind was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a past member of the choir. After the death of her first husband in 1964, she married the late Leon A. Osmun in 1983. Many of his friends and family survive. She is survived by her children, Dr. Richard F. (Sheri) Rahdert of West Lafayette and Linda A. (Donald) Knopf of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Ralph C. Rahdert; infant daughter, Marilyn K. Rahdert; and four sisters. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Burial at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran High School, Worship for Shut-ins, or Parkview Home Health and Hospice. For online condolences, please visit