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Mary A. Rosenfelder

April 12, 1936 - December 18, 2020

Mary A. Rosenfelder Mary A. Rosenfelder
    December 27, 2020 | 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home St Charles
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  • December 27, 2020 | 3:00 P.M. Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles

Mary A. Rosenfelder, age 84, of Geneva, passed away at GreenField’s of Geneva surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Mary was born April 12, 1936, in St. Charles, the daughter of Jonas and Ruth (Gaweka) Nelson.

Mary grew up in St. Charles, graduating from St. Charles High School in 1954.  She then attended Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, for a short time before meeting her soulmate.  On November 3, 1956, she married William (Bill) K. Rosenfelder, of Geneva. She and Bill began their new life together in Geneva, settling in to an everlasting love. By 1958 they started their family and began making some amazing memories over their 64 years of marriage.

Mary held different office administration positions over the years as well as managed a small family business, The Fire House, which sold and installed fireplace equipment.  A very fitting business since she was married to a fireman!  Mary was also a member of Geneva Lutheran Church. Mary’s most important job was a homemaker. She loved her family so very much, making sure they had everything they needed and were happy. But Mary also loved her life with all their friends as well.  She and Bill shared so many memories filled with love and laughter.  They had a large circle of friends that were closely knit, which included Bridge Night that rotated monthly between other couples homes, lots and lots of golfing (and she was pretty good!), bowling (pretty good at that too!), and many other outdoor activities.  Mary and Bill also loved to travel and tried to go as often as they could, including extended stays in Arizona, where they made many additional lasting friendships. Eventually Mary was diagnosed with MS. As she battled with her health for over 30 years, her loving husband stood by her side and made every sacrifice to keep her at home as the disease took more and more of her independence.  Mary will especially be remembered for her smile and that sparkle in her eye. With every hospital visit or rehabilitation stay, everyone who cared for Mary would talk about that smile which she gave freely to each person she encountered. Despite the pain or her condition, she always smiled, lifting up those around her.  In the end, her spirit was willing but her body was weak as she answered the call of her Savior and will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

Survived by her spouse, Bill; Children, Michael (Lauren) Rosenfelder of Littleton, CO, Scott (Mary Ann) Rosenfelder of Batavia, IL and Diane (Jack) Riffell of Somonauk, IL; Grandchildren, Brianne, Kellen, Brent, Max, Mary Kate, Jamie, Josh; Great Grandchildren, Uriah, Jack, Marcella; Sister-in-law: Marie Koehn; and many nephews/nieces.

Preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Jonas; brother, Charles (“Chuck”); her sister-in-law, Charlene (“Mick”) Nelson, and brother-in-law, Al Koehn.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 27th at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, with Pastor Trudy Stoffel officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 27th at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( or Geneva Lutheran Church (301 S. 3rd Street, Geneva IL, 60134).

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David Smith from Gilbert, AZ

"Mrs. Rosenfelder was such a nice and uplifting spirited person. I was lucky enough to have her as a neighbor growing up from childhood through my high school years. She was always so positive to me and my entire family. My memories include going over to her home with my mom for their morning coffee when I was a young child. She would always ask about how things were going with me before my mom and her got into any neighborhood gossip (haha). As I grew into a teenager her attitude towards me never changed even though I became more rambunctious, showing what a true loving person she was. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. In my life the Rosenfelder’s were like family to me.David Smith"

Jim Niendorff from Chicago, IL

"My prayers to the family."

Maryann and Bob Gray from New Smyrna Beach, FL

"Mary Ann fought MS bravely through many difficult years. When we lived in Geneva, Mary Ann was always cordial and friendly as was the entire Rosenfelder family. Mary Ann was pleasant and always greeted us with a smile. We send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Bill and all of the Rosenfelder family."

Louise Ulman from New York , NY

"My deepest condolences to the Rosenfelder family and friends at the loss of this remarkable woman. Scott is married to my Cousin, Mary Ann, and he is a Prince of a man and I’m sure it’s due to the wonderful and loving upbringing by his Mother, Mary. May she Rest In Peace with all the dearly departed. Love, Louise Ann"

Chris Unger from ST. Charles Il, IL

"Sorry to hear about Mary. Condolences from the entire Kane County Fair Board. Mary will be in our prayers. Chris and Connie Unger"

Mrs. Jack Ryan from Aurora, IL


Gary and Marijane Freier from Geneva, IL

"Our sincere condolences to Bill and the Rosenfelder family. Mary was a wonderful person."

Dave & Jodeen Rogers from Geneva, IL

"With sincere sympathies and fond memories of good times. Sorry to have been out of town this weekend."

Jody Brucato from Elburn, IL

"My prayers go out to the Rosenfelder family on the loss of Mary. When I picture Mary, she is smiling! Bill & Mary were clients of mine, and Mary was always gracious and kind in our encounters. She will be missed."

Margo Dillon from Geneva, IL

"I’m so sorry Bill. We had some good times playing Bridge. I remember her with fondness. Margo Dillon"

Caroll and George Harris from Batavia, IL

"Bill, we were so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. Sending our love and prayers for you and your family."

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