Rosalie Stern, 85, of Granite City, passed away at 3:02 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.
She was born on May 13, 1929, in Kinmundy, the daughter of Arthur C. Heistand and Rosa Hampston.
She married Joseph Stern and he preceded her in death.
Rosalie worked at Bell Telephone Company for 35 years and sold real estate for 15 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, Granite City Board of Realtors, BPW, Granite City Rotary, and Trustee at St. Mary’s Church.
Rosalie is survived by her children and their spouses, Michael and Lisa Stern of Oakville, Mo., Ronald and Elizabeth Stern of Granite City, David Stern of Granite City, Robert Stern, James and Lajuana Stern of Fairview Heights; sister, Nadine Ryan of Granite City; and a brother, Charles Heistand of Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur C. and Rosa (Hampton) Heistand; sons, Edward and Daniel Stern; brothers, Harry and Dale Heistand; and sisters, Norma Skoklo, Evelyn Saksa, Sarabell Corbin and Dorothy Heistand.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home in Granite City.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Madison.
Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.