About Rosemary Stahl:

About 2024’s Award Winner:

On January 31st, 2024, Safe Harbor Estate Law hosted its annual Salt of The Earth Award Ceremony honoring an “unsung hero” of the community who has consistently serves others with compassion, integrity, humility, and consistency.  The award was created in 2019 to honor Ervin F. and Beverly A. Barrett, parents of Safe Harbor founding attorney Margaret Barrett.  Each year we honor someone who is “the salt of the earth’ – respected, reliable, trustworthy, caring, faithful, and honest – someone who deals with difficult or demanding situations without making an unnecessary fuss.

This year’s award was given in memory of Rosemary (Rosie) Stahl (1943-2023), to her husband Ted Stahl, daughter Lynn Amon, and family. Rosie spent her life in service to others, fueled by her unshakable faith. Rosie’s daughter, Lynn, nominated her for this award. Below is a quote directly from her nomination form:

“My mom, Rosie, who passed away this year was absolutely ‘the salt of the earth’ during her entire life journey. Her career as a hospice nurse and active lifelong church volunteer, as well as an amazing mom & grandmother, and great grandmother all involved her leading with an open and listening heart. My mom was always thinking of ways she could comfort others, even in her last year of life as a memory care resident. Her “Compassion Cottage-mates” were her last “patients” in her dedication to her career as a professional ‘carer’” -Lynn Amon

Rosie was a woman of deep faith in God and believed she needed to direct God’s love to delivering care and compassion to those around her in the following ways (and more):

-As a nurse delivering comfort and care in various settings:

– Health East St. Joseph hospital medical care for the seriously ill.

– Assisted with the Ramsey County Home Health medical care for the homebound

– Worked with hospice patients as a part of Pillars Hospice end of life care

Even during her period of dementia care at Prelude Memory Care facility Rosie was often found helping care for her fellow dementia patients – communicating with them, helping with feeding, and praying with them. Even as her memory continued to diminish her recall of prayers was present to her death on 6 July 2023.

Rosie was truly a person worthy of being recognized as “Salt of the Earth.”  Rosie’s “salt” never lost its flavor: she was very friendly and straightforward; she was honest and reasonable and never thought she was special in any way.  Truly there were no strangers in Rosie’s life – only friends she had not yet met!

The Salt of The Earth Award comes with a $1,000 donation from Safe Harbor Estate Law to the organization of the recipient’s choice. This year, Rosie’s family chose to donate to the St. Odilia Endowment Fund, Pastoral Care Ministry. The Endowment Fund provides resources that will continue to provide benefit to the community Rosie lived in and served in for almost 50 years; her family believes that Rosie would have been thrilled with this!

Pastoral Care Ministry provides temporal and spiritual care to St. Odilia parishioners and to the broader community. Rosie herself helped form several of the programs, led, and volunteered countless hours in during her 20+ years of “retirement” from nursing:

– Befriender Group: provide contact and care to home bound parishioners and their family.

– Respect Life Group: provide support for all human life from conception to natural death.

-Share & Care Meals: prepare and serve those in our community in need of a home and nutrition.  This group worked at Mary Jo Copeland’s Sharing & Caring Hands ministry.

-Prayer Shawl Group: this is a group that Rosie started that knit’s prayer shawls and makes them available to parishioners, their family and friends that are experiencing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges and desire to wrap themselves in the power of prayer to help overcome these challenges to their well-being.

“Rosie was just perfect, no matter what ministry she chose to jump into. The prayer shawl ministry has expanded and it’s been beautiful to see. Rosie was a listener, and gave great attention to whoever she was talking to. If you were a new person at St. Odilia’s, you immediately wanted to be a part of whatever Rosie was doing!” -Deacon Jim Saumweber, representative for St. Odilia’s Pastoral Care

Safe Harbor is thrilled to honor Rosemary Stahl for her years of service to those in our community, both physically and spiritually.


An “unsung hero” of the community who has consistently served others with compassion, integrity, humility, and consistency.


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Pictured above: Rosie’s daughter, Lynn

Pictured above: Deacon Jim Saumweber, his wife Georgie, Ted Stahl, and Margaret Barrett

Pictured above: Ted Stahl and Margaret Barrett