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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Rosemary Cahill Sachse

  • Rosemary Cahill Sachse, 93, of Leavenworth, died March 10, 2013 at the Richmond Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, Kansas.
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  • Rosemary Cahill Sachse, 93, of Leavenworth, died March 10, 2013 at the Richmond Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, Kansas.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Visitation will be Friday, March 15th, 2013 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Belden Larkin Funeral Home.
    Rosemary was born January 2, 1920, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the daughter of Rose and Tom Cahill. She attended St. Joseph Grade School, was a 1936 graduate of Immaculata High School and a cum laude graduate of St. Mary College in 1940. While still a student she stood in for her father, who was recuperating from polio, and gave a speech in his campaign for County Clerk, a position he held for 24 years.
    After graduation from St. Mary she taught for two years in one room schoolhouses in Leavenworth County. She then worked in Civil Service at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth during World War II. On July 13, 1946, she married John Robert Sachse at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth. They were married 54 years until his death in 2001. In later years, she worked as a substitute teacher in the Leavenworth Public School System and in 1972 she returned to work in administration at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth until her retirement in 1980.
    She was a talented pianist and organist. She played the organ for many weddings and funerals and was the organist for many years at the Catholic Chapel at the Veteran's Administration Center. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society, the Immaculata High School and St. Mary College Alumni Associations and the Lady Knights of Columbus. She volunteered for many years with several organizations including the "Living Museum" at the Leavenworth County Historical Society, and stated "that raising her four boys was her happiest time in her life".
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, John R. Sachse, Jr. She is survived by her sons; The Honorable Thomas H. Sachse and wife, Susan, Ottawa, Kansas; Michael R. Sachse and wife, Lynne Pendlebury, Westminster, Colorado; Mark J. Sachse and wife, Nancy, Mission Hills, Kansas; and six grandchildren, Scott Sachse and wife, Brandi, Prairie Village, Kansas; Jack Sachse and wife, Lauren Bonds, Raleigh, North Carolina; Travis Sachse and Taylor Sachse, Westminster, Colorado; Kate Sachse and Amy Sachse, Mission Hills, Kansas; her sister-in-law Rose Anne Sachse, Leavenworth, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.
    Rosemary was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.
    Memorials in her name may directed to the University of St. Mary or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent or to share a memory go to
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