Rosella E. Krautkremer Riesgraf, age 95, of Belle Plaine, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.  Rosella was born January 22, 1922, in Helena Township, Scott County, to Nick and Christina (Lambrecht) Krautkremer.  She attended school at St. Benedict, MN and was raised in the St. Benedict area.  She married Severin Riesgraf at St. Benedict on May 14, 1946, and the couple farmed outside of Union Hill until the mid-1980’s.  After moving to New Prague, Rosella worked at Clemmer’s Restaurant, the Park Ballroom, Knights of Columbus Hall, and Cedar Lake Farm.  She was past president of the American Legion Post 45, and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, CCW, Quilting Sewing Club, Ramo Cards, Catholic Aid Association, and Mission Sewing Group for years.  She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, gardening, canning, quilting, sewing, and crocheting.

Rosella is survived by her husband, Severin, of Belle Plaine; children, Carol Jean (Roger) Bauer of Union Hill, Rosie (Wes) Blacketer of Osage City, KS, Charlene (Don) Skluzacek of New Prague, Donald (Brenda) Riesgraf of Cross Junction, VA, Sharon Riesgraf of Le Sueur; sisters-in-law, Glady Krautkremer Busch & Julia Krautkremer; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers & wives, Andrew (Lynette) Krautkremer, Victor Krautkremer, Alvin (Mary Ann) Krautkremer, Omer (Rose) Krautkremer; sisters & husbands, Mathilda (Nick) Mayerhofer, Philomena (Ray) Geis, Viola (Thomas) Lucas, Geraldine (Robert) Dohmen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Church with Father Kevin Clinton officiating.  Visitation will take place Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the Legion Clubroom. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.