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Bergholtz, Rosemarie

In Loving Memory

Bergholtz, Rosemarie (nee Povolish)

June 28, 1931 - August 20, 2023

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Bergholtz; dearest mother of Robert “Bob” (Lucy), Richard (Patti) Bergholtz, Cheryl (Jon) Nienas, Debra Carmody, Rosie (Greg) Zinser and the late Gary (Maribeth) Bergholtz; dear grandmother of Stephanie (Dave) Martin, Bridget (Mike) Todd, Kristopher (Deni), Gary (Lauren), Nicholas, Eric (Susan) Bergholtz, Lauren (Jason) Franklin, Jenna (Chris) Bizauskas, Michael (Jamie) Bergholtz, Amanda Zinser, Leah (Joe) Secreto, Tyler (fiance Bernadette) Nienas, Taylor (Kyle) Bialczak and Emily (Matt) Jansen; great-grandmother of 17 and 2 to come; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many.

Rosemarie Bergholtz, a devout woman of unwavering faith, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 20th at the age of 92. Born June 28th, 1931 in Ashley, IL to Frank and Mary Povolish, one of 11 children, her life journey took her through a path of faith, resilience, and profound connections. To know Rosemarie is to recognize her unwavering love for her family—a love that formed the cornerstone of her life. She was the glue that held the family together and would make friends wherever she would go. She was like a second mother to her nieces, nephews, and countless others.

With a heart dedicated to her Catholic beliefs, Rosemarie’s life was a testament to her deep connection to Jesus and His Mother Mary. She found solace in her nightly Rosary prayers and radiated a spirit of kindness and joy that touched everyone she encountered.

A true daughter of St. Louis, Rosemarie’s love for the city was evident in her unwavering support for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. She cheered for them with passion and dedication, her heart intertwined with the spirit of the city she held dear. Her appreciation for music was as diverse as her interests, ranging from the energetic beats of rock and roll to the soothing melodies of slow love songs.

Rosemarie’s sweet tooth was no secret, with Ted Drewes frozen custard holding a special place in her heart. Her love for life’s simple pleasures was a reflection of her gentle and contented spirit. She was a beacon of positivity, spreading happiness wherever she went.

In 1992, Rosemarie faced the loss of her beloved husband, Robert Bergholtz, who had been her partner for 42 years. Together, they nurtured a family that became the center of their lives. Their legacy of love expanded to include her six children—Bob, Gary (deceased), Richard, Cheryl, Debbie, and Rosie—along with 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 more great-grandchildren along the way.

As we bid farewell to Rosemarie, we’d also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers Daryllyn and Agnes. Their generosity and unwavering support were a beacon of light during Rosemarie’s later years.

Funeral Friday, August 25, 9:30 a.m. from Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


16 thoughts on “Bergholtz, Rosemarie (nee Povolish)”

  1. I’m so sorry Bobby for the loss of your sweet Mom. She sounded like the rock that held yall together. I send my prayers and peace to you and the family. Love you Brother.

  2. I was deeply saddened by the passing of my dear Aunt Rosie.. She was a loving and caring aunt. Her beautiful smile, and contagious laugh will be missed, She always had a place in my heart, and will always be celebrated in my memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bergholtz family.

  3. We send our deepest sympathies to you Bobby, Nick, and your family. May God bless this amazing lady’s soul and give peace to all the family.

    Tara & Kamran Sherwani

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you will miss her very much. She lived a long life with a lot of joy and she was well loved.

  5. Prayers for all of the family and loved ones. I didn’t know Mrs. Rosemarie but that pretty face and beautiful smile reflects every kind word and description of her personality. What an amazing person! God bless her.

    Breanne Hines, friend of Sandy Bergholtz.

  6. Eternal rest grant unto Rosemarie, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May she rest in peace.

    Prayers of peace for all who loved her. Kathy Rogers (friend of granddaughter, Steffi Martin)

  7. Grandma, Thank you for all the amazing memories! One day we will play soccer again and I know you will let me beat you, also please save some cookies in the cookie jar for me. I love you so much and miss you. To our family and friends, many thoughts and prayers!


  8. To family and friends,
    May she Rest In Peace. She will be missed. All my love, thoughts, and prayers are with each and everyone of you. May god give you strength during this difficult time.

  9. Thoughts and memories of times with Aunt Rosie always put a smile on my face (and a few make me laugh out loud). Such a beautiful sweet lady with an awesome smile and twinkle in her eye. So so special and very dear to me. She will truly be missed. Love and hugs to Bob Rick Cheryl Debbie and Rosie and families.

  10. We’re so sorry Bobby and Lucy, you have our sympathy. We love you both so much!! ❤️

    -Abbey Myers Hutton and family

  11. We’re so sorry for your loss, your Mother was an amazing person, always happy and joking around !! She raised some amazing Daughters, who were always there for her!! God Bless each and every one of you!! Thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time!!

  12. Bobby,Lucy & Nick
    Sorry for your loss but I truly believe she would want you all to celebrate her life
    She sounded like an amazing women

  13. My deepest sympathy to all the Bergholtz family! ✝️ Your Mom was always so sweet to me! Many happy memories in my teen years with your parents! God bless you all


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