Rosemary (nee Landherr) Shephard, age 88, of Mankato, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Waters Edge Assisted Living.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary with the rosary beginning at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorials are preferred to VINE or SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Rosemary was born on June 27, 1932 in Adams, MN to Aloysious and Martha (Loecher) Landherr. She graduated from Adams High School in 1950. She earned degrees from Winona Teacher’s College and Mankato State University. Rosemary was a fifth grade teacher in Ceylon, Winnebago, and Circle Pines. She was a substitute teacher for many years in the Mankato Area Catholic Schools. On August 10, 1957, Rosemary was united in marriage to Roy Shephard. They moved to Mankato in 1958. Rosemary was a devoted Catholic and supporter of Loyola Catholic School. She was a 60 year member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was a member of the St. Cecelia Choir. Rosemary enjoyed acrylic painting and belonged to various art groups in the area.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Roy of Mankato; four children, Susan (Rick) Matthews of Spokane, WA, Patrick (Beatrice) of Woodinville, WA, Douglas (Regina) of Naples, FL, and Megan (Jason) Ries of Sun Prairie, WI; grandchildren, Chris Matthews of Seattle, WA, Tyler Matthews of San Diego, CA, Nick (Elena) Shephard of Seattle, WA, Ryan (Kelsey) Shephard of Seattle, WA, Rebekah Shephard of Morgantown, W.V., Andrew Shephard of Morgantown, W.V., Greyson, Liam, and Peyton Shephard of Naples, FL, Jack, Hattie, and Lily Ries of Sun Prairie, WI; two sisters, Veronica Landherr of Austin, MN and Theresa Holum of Wichita, KS; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Germaine Lepird; and two brothers, Roman Landherr and David Landherr.
Rosemary’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital, the staff and doctors from Bluestone Vista at the Mankato Clinic, the nursing staff at Waters Edge Assisted Living, and care staff at Ecumen Home Care for the wonderful care and compassion they provided.