ROSE MARIE KOSLOSKI, 84, was prayed to her heavenly home and into the loving arms of God on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She was surrounded by her family and many friends. The family would like to thank Theda Care at Home Hospice for their exceptional care of Rose in allowing her to remain in her home with special thanks to Lexie, Tanya, Nicole, and Claudia. Also, to her friend, Renee, her caregiver angel to the end.
Rose was born in Neenah, WI, on April 10, 1938, to the late Clarence and Helen (Klinker) Young. She married Jerome Smith in 1957 and they had one son together. She married Leon Sontag in 1959 and they had five children together. Leon passed away in 1970. She married Larry Kosloski in 1970 and they had one son together. Larry passed away in 1993.
Rose worked a variety of jobs in her younger years. Her last job was as a food service worker at the University of WI—Whitewater for over ten years before enjoying her retirement. Rose liked to watch her favorite teams, the Packers, the Brewers, and the Bucks. She also loved to read books, play cribbage, watch movies, and eat at Third Street Diner in Menasha.
Rose will be dearly missed by her children: Jerry (Kathy) Smith, Jr., Liz Sontag, William (Connie) Sontag, and James Sontag; also, her 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Vicky (Young) Fitzpatrick; her brothers, Ralph (Karen) Young and David (Linda) Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her children, Linda Sontag, Louise (Sontag) Kyle, and Todd Kosloski; her brothers, Mark Young and Clarence “Bill” Young, Jr.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held for Rose at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 Broad Street, Menasha, WI, with Pastor Steven Billings officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Neenah, WI.
Wichman-Fargo Funeral Home and Heart of the Valley Cremations are assisting the family.