Rosella "Sally" Austerman




Rosella Catherine “Sally” Austerman, daughter of Nickolas and Regina (Mick) Gasper, was born December 11, 1924, in Tipton, Kansas, and passed away peacefully at her home in Norton, Kansas, on October 1, 2019, at the age of 94.

She attended St. Boniface Grade school, and graduated from Tipton High School in 1943. She assisted her parents on the farm, as her brothers were in the service.

After World War II, Rosella was united in marriage, on October 8, 1946, to Henry J. Austerman, of Clayton, Kansas, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Tipton, Kansas.

They lived in Bird City, New Almelo, and Wichita, Kansas, before moving to Logan, Kansas in 1954 then moved to Norton, Kansas in 1975.

Rosella worked as a cook in the Logan School, for 15 years and later after moving to Norton worked in the Norton Schools, as a cook.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Francis Altar Society, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Harmonson-Redd Unit 63.

Rosella loved crocheting, gardening, flowers, reading, and playing bingo. She also enjoyed her grand-children and great-grandchildren. She also did a lot of Genealogy for her family.

She is survived by her son, Randy, and wife, Donna Austerman, Monument, Co.; daughter, Shirley, and husband, Darrell Gottschalk, Wakeeney, Ks.; son, Ronald Austerman, Scottsdale, Az.; daughter, Sandra, and husband, Terry Gottschalk, Logan, Ks; one sister-in-law, Helena Gasper, Tipton, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, Amy (and the late Farron) Leiker - Brianna, Morgan, Thomas; Tracy (Chad) Dague – Ethan, Brandon, Jenna, Kaylee; Renae (Jake) Wellbrock – Kayler, Drew, Makenna; Michael (Jana) Austerman – Kaitlyn, Kylee; Ryan (Alicia) Austerman; Caroline Austerman and Matthew Austerman; Terra (Steve) Brown – Cody, Chelsi; Clint (Kati) Gottschalk – Karson, Gavin, Easton, Graci, Jeffrey, Angel Naudya Jo; Trent (Ashley) Gottschalk – Camille, Taden, Conner; numerous nieces and nephews, several other relatives and friends.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son-in-law, Dave Bowers, one grandson-in-law, Farron Leiker, one great-granddaughter, Naudya Jo Gottschalk, six brothers, Theodore, John, Leo, Walter, Peter, and Felix, four sisters, Katherine Schroeder, Matilda Muths, Pauline Kohn, and Caroline Austerman, two brothers-in-law, Carl (Louise) Austerman, and Rex Austerman, two sisters-in-law, Zita (Dale) Conley, and Cresentia Gasper.


VISITATION – Friday, October 4, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Enfield Funeral Home

ROSARY SERVICE – Friday, October 4, 2019—7:00 p.m.

PLACE – Enfield Funeral Home – 215 W. Main – Norton, KS

MASS OF THE CHRISTIAN BURIAL – Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

PLACE – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Norton, KS

INTERMENT – St. Joseph Cemetery – New Almelo, KS

MEMORIALS – St. Joseph Cemetery in New Almelo

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Norton