Rosetta Barbara Bremenkamp
Rosetta Barbara (Laverenz) Bremenkamp, 93, died June 5, 2017, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. She was born Feb. 4, 1924, to John and Anna (Delzeit) Laverenz, in Purcell, Ks. She graduated from Highland High School in 1942 and moved to Western Kansas with her parents after graduation. She married Raymond Bremenkamp on Nov. 29, 1944. He died in April of 1985. They lived on a farm southest of Colby until the fall of 1981 when they moved to Cumberland. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, the Daughters of Isabella and Handmaidens Prayer Group. In January of 2006, Rosetta moved from the farm to Colby. She is survived by a son, Mike Bremenkamp and wife, Elaine, Colby; three daughters, Shirley Bremenkamp, Colby, Rosella Bremenkamp, Salina, and Patricia Breit and husband, Rick, Great Bend; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Edith Ann; a son, Raymond, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Emily Bremenkamp; two sisters, Ruthanna Falk and Loretta Mazanec; and a brother, John Laverenz. Funeral mass was on June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby, and burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart School or the Foundation for Hope in care of Baalmann Mortuary, Box 391, Colby, Ks. 67701. For condolences or information visit the funeral home website at www.baalmannmortuary.com.