Published On: Wed, Oct 8th, 2014

Obituary – S. Rosina Ann

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YANKTON, S.D. — S. Rosina Ann Schock, OSB, 72, died Oct. 2, 2014.

A wake service was held Oct. 5, with the funeral Mass, which was celebrated Oct. 6, both in Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel, Yankton. Burial was in the monastery cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Reed, Dustin Schock, Daniel Spittler, David Schock, Kelly Arnberger and Allen Kleinschmit.

Wintz and Ray Funeral Home, Yankton, was in charge of arrangements.

Rosina Anne Schock was born Nov. 5, 1941, at Osmond, in the home of her parents, Albert and Othilia (Hofmaier) Schock, the first of eight children. She attended country school at Pleasant Valley and Constance. She graduated from Mount Marty High School, Yankton, in 1958, and received a degree in elementary education from Mount Marty College, Yankton, in 1970.

Rosina Ann entered Sacred Heart Monastery Aug. 26, 1955, and became a novice June 28, 1958. She made first profession June 29, 1959, and final profession June 29, 1964.

S. Rosina Ann taught primary grades at Catholic schools in Sioux Falls and Vermillion, S.D.; Pueblo, Colo.; and York, St. Paul, and Lincoln. Besides teaching and being the principal in St. Paul, she also coordinated the parish religious education program. After recovering from an illness, she was asked to attend to the spiritual needs of the sisters in St. Joseph Care Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, a pastoral ministry position which she held for 20 years.

S. Rosina Ann had a love for the good earth and as a child was often outside with her father on the farm. She later enjoyed walking and gardening. She was a quiet woman who liked to browse libraries and listen to music. She was also known for making and sharing her gooseberry pie.

S. Rosina Ann is survived by her Benedictine community, her seven siblings, Betty and Pete Kleinschmit, Hartington; Irvin and Lois Schock, Dakota City; Evelyn and Bob Arnberger, Abilene, Kan.; S. Celine Schock, OSB, Norfolk; Margaret Spittler, San Diego, Calif.; Roman and Wilma Schock, Norfolk; and Norma and Roger Reed, Norfolk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Dan Spittler.