Mary Rose Teresa Brown

Feb. 5, 1949 - May 2, 2008

Mary Rose Teresa Brown of Oconomowoc died Friday, May 2, 2008, surrounded by her family at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 59 years. Mary Rose was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Bamberg, Germany, the daughter of Vernon and Rosemarie Burseth.

Mary Rose will be deeply missed by her husband, Thomas R., whom she married May 18, 1968, and her children, Christine (Adam) McCartney of Oconomowoc, James (Stephanie) of Greendale, Eric (Sherri) of Wauwatosa and David of Milwaukee. She is the loving grandmother of Curran, Casey, Kayleigh, Madelyn, Logan and Kameron. Mary Rose will also be missed by her brothers, Raymond (Sharon) Burseth of Waukesha, Robert (Sally) Burseth of Waupaca and Manfred (Rita) Burseth of West Allis; her sister-in-law, Suzi Knapp- Burseth of Pewaukee; and her brother-in-law, William (Vickie) Brown of Eagle River. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, May 8, at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 642 Main St., Pewaukee, WI 53072. The Rev. Peter Peterson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Gethsemane United Methodist Church (see address above) or the American Diabetes Association-Wisconsin, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.