Rosetta Eve Grady (nee Schilz) |
June 24, 1912 — Feb. 24, 2016
Rosetta Eve Grady (nee Schilz) peacefully passed away in care of her loving daughter on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the age of 103. She was born on June 24, 1912, in Franklin.
She spent early years of her life as a loving wife to her husband, Matthew, care giver to her children and managing the family household. Later in life, she spent approximately 35 years serving as a foster grandparent at Ethan Allen School for Boys in Wales, where her goal was to teach her “boys” citizenship, sportsmanship and love.
Fifteen years into this service, she was honored with the TV6 Jefferson Award for exemplary community service. She enjoyed living on Lake Nagawicka for the past 48 years. Nothing made her happier than spending Sundays at the lake with family, friends and neighbors.
Rosetta loved to spend time in her yard, attending to her flowers, sweeping acorns and chasing the geese. Her other interests included knitting and following local sports teams and politics. She was a long time member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Nashotah.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn (Carl) Brandenburg of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Michael (Gayle) Brandenburg of Merton, Kristin (John) Harper of Nashotah, Matthew Brandenburg of Milwaukee, Kyle Brandenburg (Chris Gardner) of Bentonville, Ark., Charles Grady of Brookfield, Stephen Grady of Delafield, and Bradley Grady of Delafield; and her grandchildren, Jacob, Tricia, Peyton, Carly, Damien, Jordyn, Taylyn. She is further survived by her sister May Chernetski and her brother Joseph Schilz.
Rosetta was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Schilz; her husband, Matthew; son William (Judith); brothers Jerome, Bernard, Earl and Leonard Schilz; and her sisters Lilian Rolland and Violet Seitz.
A visitation for Rosetta will be held from 9:30 am until 11:00 am, followed by an 11:00 am funeral service on Friday, March 4, at St.
Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah, WI 53058.
Interment will be at St. Joan of Arc Cemetery following the service.
Memorials are appreciated to American Heart Association, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church or Nagawicka Lake Fireworks Fund.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.