Rosemary E. (Claus) Mesenburg

Sep 1, 1925 - Feb 4, 2014

Rosemary E. (Claus) Mesenburg, 88, of Huron, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

She was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Bellevue, where she resided and eventually graduated from Bellevue High School in 1944. She enjoyed playing cards, solving word puzzles, was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan, and cherished all family gatherings.

Rosemary married her beloved husband Walter on March 2, 1946, and resided in Norwalk and later Huron where they opened and co-owned the Pilot House and the Showboat restaurants in Huron. They spent many winters in Fort Myers, Fla.

Rosemary is survived by three sons, Rick (Gloria), Randy (Sherri) and Mitch (Shannon); a brother, Jake (June) Claus, of Huron; sisters, Eileen (Clayton) Siesel, of Bellevue, Leona McLoughlin, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Rita Welsch, of Pueblo West, Colo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Paul (Natasha) Childers of Brisbane, Australia, Jaime Mesenburg of San Diego, Jesse Mesenburg of Columbus,  XinHua, Marley, Khien, Ming, Mesenburg all of Milan, OH; great-grandchildren include Mia, Alexandra, and Isaac Childers, all of Brisbane, Australia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter, 2007; daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Mesenburg; son, Sgt. Terrance Mesenburg, who passed away in 1969;  mother and father; and sisters, Stella Perrin and Alma Alt.

A special thanks to Rosemary’s dedicated caregivers, Betty Jo, Nina, Trina, Debbie and Susan, and all of the hospice nurses. We thank them for the tender loving care and protection they bestowed on Rosemary during the last few months.

A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Jeffrey McBeth will officiate.

I lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870 or to St. Peter Church, Huron.

Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at


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