Lorraine A. Rose


Feb. 16, 1918 - Dec. 28, 2012



Lorraine A. Rose, 94, Watertown, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown, following a short illness.


Lorraine A. Fredrick was born Feb. 16, 1918, in the Town of Lebanon, to parents Arthur and Ella (Zillmer) Fredrick. Lorraine was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and married the love of her life, Merlin Rose, on Oct. 8, 1938. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1998. Lorraine was a member of St. Lukeís Church in Watertown.

Lorraine and her husband farmed for many years in the Town of Lebanon and were caretakers of St. Paulís Church and Cemetery in Sugar Island. Lorraine was also employed at Brownberry Ovens in Oconomowoc, cooked many, many meals for the Fathers of St. Henryís Parish in Watertown, and created many fancy desserts her family and friends.

Lorraine is survived by her four children, Aryllis (Gordon) Petersen of Oconomowoc, Donald Rose of Sanger, Texas, Harold (Shelby) Rose of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Bernice (Tom) Sheehan of Brooksville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Jody (Ivan) Thompson of Oconomowoc, Jay Petersen of East St. Louis, Ill., Jana Petersen of Pleasant Prairie, Jeff Petersen of Ixonia, Brent (Diana) Rose of New Berlin, and Curt Rose, Carrie (Randy) Sigler, Cam (Chris) Fioretti and Carla Bullard, all of Texas; and 12 great-grandchildren, Kirstin (Brian) Dorn and Kelsey Krueger of Oconomowoc, Tyler Petersen of Pleasant Prairie, Peyton Rose and Carson Rose of New Berlin, and Kelly Rose, Ashley Sigler, Ryan Sigler, Emma Fioretti, Noah  Fioretti, Hailey Bullard and Mason Bullard of Texas. Lorraine is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Lenora Jaeger of Lebanon and Mildred Fredrick of Watertown, and numerous nieces, nephews, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.


Lorraine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Laverna (Gilbert) Draeger, and five brothers, Melvin (Alice) Fredrick, Clarence Fredrick, Vivan (Gladys) Fredrick, Kenneth (Mildred) Fredrick and Harold Fredrick.


The family would like to thank Marquardt Manor and Marquardt Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness shown during this difficult time.


Visitation for Lorraine Rose will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Friday, Jan. 4, at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Anthony Schultz officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at St. Paulís Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sugar Island.


Memorials are suggested to Marquardt Memorial Manor.


The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.