Rose L. McIlhone
June 15, 1940 – Nov. 15, 2010
L. McIlhone of Waukesha died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the
age of 70. She was born June 15, 1940, in Stevens Point, the daughter of
Edwin and Theresa (nee Schultz) Derezinski.
Rose graduated from Maria High School in Stevens Point, where she enjoyed
being a member of the drum and bugle corps. After attending Alverno
College, she graduated from the Wisconsin State College at Stevens Point
with a degree in home economics. Rose was united in marriage to John
McIlhone on Aug. 7, 1965; he preceded her in death May 24, 2006. In her
younger years, she was a school teacher for a short time. Rose worked for
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha as a home economist for several
priests for more than 20 years and later worked in the parish office. She
was also a past member and president of Christian Mothers. In her
retirement, she continued working as a volunteer at St. Mary’s in all
aspects of the church. She enjoyed her Friday night "Fish Club."
Rose had a special quality of being able to make friends wherever she
Rose will be deeply missed by her three children, Jennifer McIlhone of
Milwaukee, Katie (Jim) Heraty of Chicago and Michael (Amanda) McIlhone of
Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Haley and William Heraty; and siblings, Anne
(Jere) Fluno of Illinois, Frank (Judy) Derezinski of Minnesota, Richard
(Sue) Derezinski of Stevens Point and Rita Derezinski of Georgia.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and
an infant brother, Norbert.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral Mass
on Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell
Memorials may be made in Rose’s name to Interfaith Senior Programs, 210
NW Barstow St., Suite 101, Waukesha, WI 53188; or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation) Southeastern WI Chapter, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite
107, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.
For further information, please contact Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation
and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to
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