Rosemary H (Rosie) Prickel, age 86 of Batesville, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. Born April 6, 1932 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Olivia (Nee: Dietz) and Fred Scheele. In 1953 she married Alvin “Buster” Prickel in Batesville and he preceded her in death August 30, 1991. Over the years Rosie touched many lives in her work at Hill-Rom and the Batesville schools. Her favorite work and passion was catering. Many thousands have enjoyed her famous roast beef. Rosie and Buster also owned and operated The Clay Chalet for several years.
Rosie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Batesville Firemen, Knights of St John and Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a lifelong member of St. Louis Catholic Church, a founding member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a longtime member of Rosie Reds.
She is survived by her children, Joan (Jay) Wagner of Batesville, Jerry (Jan) Prickel of Batesville, Karen (Joe) Enneking of Batesville, Kathy (Mike) Ferringer of Chicago, Peg (Ron) Fasbinder of Oldenburg, and Rick (Shelly) Prickel of Batesville; sister Louella (George) Voegele of Batesville and brothers George Scheele of Batesville and Fred (Ruth Ann) Scheele of Florida; eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Arnelda (Mark) Prickel.
Visitation is Wednesday, August 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or the St. Louis Cemetery Fund.