Rosemary Hartland, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home in the Clearfield area of rural Winner, SD.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.
Rosemary McCollam was born March, 11, 1937 to Ben and Esther McCollam. She attended and completed her eight-grade education at the Lincoln School in rural Gregory County.
It was a daily 2-mile walk (one way) to school, she voluntarily helped the teacher tutor the younger students. She graduated from Winner High School in 1955. While attending high school she became friends with Effie Hartland. Effie invited her to a non-denominational gospel meeting. She made her choice to serve the Lord and kept true to the end.
She also met Effie’s brother William (Bill), the love of her life as they celebrated their 65th anniversary this year. They were married June 15, 1955 and to this union five children were born, William, Debra, Douglas, Daniel, and Richard.
Rosemary spent many hours doing custom sewing and sewing for her family, this included many wedding dresses. She was a superb cook and loved to bake pies to share with everyone. She loved gardening, especially raising flowers. She quietly gave it all.
She loved to share a smile, hope, encouragement, advice (if you asked) and most of all – love. Anyone who spent time with her would never go away empty-hearted. Relatives and neighbors appreciated her nurturing spirit and she spent many hours babysitting for them.
Rosemary was preceded in death by parents Ben and Esther; son, William; brothers, Philip, Steve, and Delano McCollam; two sisters, Dortha Wheeler and Virginia Huettmann.
he leaves to mourn her husband, Bill; four children, Debra, Douglas, Daniel, and Richard (friend Judy Bahm) all of Winner, SD; brothers, John McCollam of Gregory Co., David (Joyce) McCollam of Rapid City and Floyd McCollam of Gregory Co. Grandchildren; Casey (Loni) Colson, Megan Fisher, Jamin (Sarah) Hartland and Deven Fisher; great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Olivia, Emily, Silas, Kaden, Jaxon, and Novella; and many nephews, nieces, and friends.