Obituary for Rosemary Ann Young


Rosemary Ann Young

September 7, 1967 - March 21, 2021

Rosemary Ann Young “Wah-sash-mo-quah”, 53, of Fairland, Indiana passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at a hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

She was born September 7, 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of Gene Olp and Mary L. Young. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Rosemary had lived in Ohio where she graduated from Orrville High School in 1985 and had attended Akron University. She had been in Indiana for over 20 years. Rosemary was very talented. She loved sewing, crocheting and raising chickens. She was an amazing cook and baker.

Rosemary is survived by her mother, Mary Young of Mayetta, KS; her sister, Carrie “Dolly” Black (Gary); her brothers, Warren “Sha Nosh”, Edwin “M-shuc-qeah”, Gary Olp (Amy King) and Dale Olp (Darlynn) and Alan Olp; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Gene and Pat Olp and her sister Gail Boggs

Private family burial will be in Shipshee Cemetery west of Mayetta, KS at a later date. To leave a special message for the family, please visit Card of condolence may be sent to Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

Gary Gene Olp posted on March 25, 2021

Rose, affectionally known as Candy, was my youngest Sister. I had left home for college to study Architecture when she became a member of our family. I remember this quiet, sweet young girl joining us for Christmas, sitting by the Christmas tree and smiling at me shortly after Dad had relocated our family to Orrville, Ohio. Rose and I didn't have a lot of interaction because of our age difference, and, I was at university in a demanding program, followed by a job out of state and then the demands of my own family and professional work. When we did spend time together she was a light in the room. Always cheerful, funny and played with my young kiddos. I can't say I know much about her life other than I liked her husband Nolan and her three girls Amanda, Lisa and Sarah were adorable. Life takes its course and we all drift apart absorbed in our own experiences. Her passing has enveloped me in sadness, for leaving so young and the regret that I didn't know her better. She has left this life on the first day of Spring. I know every spring from this one forward as I watch the Redbuds and Mexican Plum trees explode in color, grass greens up and the first leaves of spring open to the warm sunshine I'll remember her laugh, see her smile and connect with her in the realm of the spirit. Love, Brother Gary

Roger and Barbara Piotrowski posted on March 24, 2021

My sympathy and prayers to the family. I remember Rose as a beautiful little girl and a lovely lady . May she Rest In Peace 🙏❤️


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