Rosemarie Anna Wallisch

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Rosemarie A. Wallisch, a native of Germany, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Kirkwood Manor Nursing Home at the age of 94. Rosemarie was born on November 23, 1920 in Cologne, Germany to the late Wilhelm Hubert Schaeben and Gertrude Adalina Nachtsheim. Rosemarie was a cosmetic chemist during her professional career, having worked for Avon and Jergens. In addition, she was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a son, Lothar Wallisch. Survivors include her sons, Eckart Wallisch and wife, Joanne and Chris Wallisch and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Daniel Wallisch and wife, Melina, David Wallisch, Nick Wallisch and wife, Rebecca, Andrew Wallisch and Gretchen Wallisch; great-grandchildren, Brodie and Mia Wallisch. Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. All services will end at the conclusion of the memorial service.

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  1. May the peace of the Lord be with you all. It was a privilege to have been Rosemarie’s neighbor for a few years. Jean Pfluger

  2. I first met Rosemarie at the Oaks Condominiums here in San Antonio where she once lived. On first meeting we engaged in a few pleasantries which eventually led to more and longer conversations. In short order we entered into an abiding friendship which strengthened with the passage of time. I recall a conversation we once had about possible epitaphs wherein I cited those sublime lines written by the great Samuel Johnson in his Rasselas: “. . . I compose myself to tranquility; endeavor to abstract my thoughts from hopes and cares, which, though reason knows them to be vain, still try to keep their old possession of the heart; expect, with serene humility, that hour which nature cannot long delay; and hope to possess in a better state that happiness which here I could not find, and that virtue which here I have not attained.” Far from viewing this as pessimistic we both agreed it a fitting comment on the imperfection of mankind. Life is transitory, yet she still lives in our hearts.

  3. I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time we spent together. She taught me a lot of history and we had such wonderful talks. I am glad that she is at peace.

  4. Chris,I am so sorry for your loss ,I don’t know if you remember me or not. Sandy Sherman. I cared for your Mother for awhile in her apartment before she moved to Kirkwood. She was a lovely, warm, considerate, intelligent woman . We had great conversations! I went to see her a couple of times at Kirkwood and wish I had visited more. Please take care of yourself and accept my condolences. May God comfort you and yours during this difficult time. So sorry……

  5. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your Mother was the finest lady, and no other could care for her like you, her loving son.

  6. I worked for Rosemarie at Luzier Cosmetics in Kansas City. She hired me & fulfilled my dream to work in the cosmetics/fragrances industry. I remember her making special formulations for those with allergies. She taught me how to craft letters to customers who were less than happy. She gave me the opportunity to stage a sales meeting with product displays. In short, I learned a lot from her.

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