Rose Marie Bies, 86, of Mitchell died April 29, 2023 at her home under hospice care. Funeral mass will begin at 11 am on Wednesday, May 3 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Visitation with family present will begin at 9:30 am and a luncheon will immediately follow the funeral mass. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Salem at 2 pm.
Rose was born on January 25, 1937 in Salem, SD to Peter and Elsie (Wegener) Sandner. She grew up in Salem, attending St. Mary’s Grade and High School. On August 31, 1955, she married Alan Bies at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem.
Rose was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Alan of Mitchell; five children, Debra (Dennis) Hibbard of Rapid City, Brian (Margaret) Bies of Rapid City, Peggy (Gary) Swenson of Woonsocket, Todd Bies of Papillion, NE and Michele (Mark) McCrory of Casa Grande, AZ; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Joyce Garry and Janet Hanisch; one brother, Larry Sandner; one brother-in-law, Bud Hanisch; and one sister-in-law, Pat Sandner.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Lavon Blinsmon, Elaine Scheidt, and Joan Smith, brother, Tony Sandner and brothers-in-law, John Garry, Keith Smith and Roger Blinsmon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated by the family to charities of Rose’s choosing.