Our Mom Rose has been reunited with our Lord and all the Angels in Heaven. Rose Marie Schultheiss-Lausten passed away peacefully at the age of 81 at her home on July 14th in Riverside, CA.
Rose was born in Flint, MI on September 27th, 1939, to Joseph “Nap” and Kathleen Laurin.
She graduated from St. Mary High School in Mt. Morris, MI in 1957 where she lettered in basketball. Soon after she attended Flint Junior College on a scholarship.
In 1962, she married Stuart Dunlap Schultheiss. After living in Flint they eventually built a house in Davison, MI. They were married for 44 years before his passing.
Mom originally had wanted to become a school teacher. Instead, she ended up working at AC sparkplug in the office. She even received an award for being the only person to show up to work one day due to a massive snow storm. She walked to work that day.
In Davison, she was part of the board, choir, PREP teacher, and also a Eucharistic Minister at St. John’s Catholic Church. She volunteered at Central Elementary School in the special education classes and made many a friend there.
Mom loved to keep busy and do many things. She played racquetball, knitting, crocheting, and to make macrame as well as restoring wood antique furniture. But her favorite thing to do was golf with her “fabulous foursome,” Judy, Dolores, and Carol.
In 1984, she started back to work at Blue Care Network on Beecher Road where she retired from.
In 2001, Rose and Stuart made the permanent move to the Palm Springs, CA area where she continued her busy ways. She was part of her Condo Assoc. board. She worked both the Skins Game and Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra professional golf tournaments.
My mom will be forever remembered for her loving, listening, hearing, friendly, smiling, and helping personality. She never complained despite her crippling arthritis pain because she “always had something to do and couldn’t be bothered by the pain.” Rose and Kenneth Lausten were married in November 2007. They enjoyed traveling around the country together. They were married 13 years before her passing.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents “Nap” and Kathleen Laurin, brother Pat Laurin and husband Stuart Schultheiss. She is survived by her brother Art Laurin, sister Theresa Meyer, daughter Celeste Tinetti, granddaughter MacKenzie Clarkson, son Dennis Schultheiss, his wife Tiffany and sons Anthony, Michael, and Tristan, and of course her loving husband Ken Lausten. A memorial service will be held at a later date when Rose’s ashes will be put in a crypt at the Riverside National Cemetery. Please include Proverbs 3:5:6 in remembrance. Please make a donation in our mom’s name to the Arthritis.org organization.
God bless you mom, and the way you blessed us.