Rose J. Wyssling
Rose Julia Wyssling (nee Stack) peacefully took her last breath at age 89 on Valentine’s Day 2017 at Sunset Ridge Memory Care in Jefferson. She was born on December 6, 1927, in Milwaukee, the only daughter of John and Rose (nee Stingl) Stack.
Rose will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 69 years, John, and their four children, John (Janice Strand) of Ironwood, Mich., Julie Stockinger (Frank A.) of Waukesha, James Wyssling of Wales and Janice Bartel (Al Nelson) of Ixonia; grandchildren, Ellen Alonen (Jason) of Ironwood, JoMarie Scalici (Lee) of Waukesha, Jackie Luecht (Aaron) of Grafenwoehr, Germany, A. Colin Stockinger (Jessica Piff) of Blue Lake, Calif., Brent Bartel (Maren) and Amber Knoll (Todd); and her great-grandchildren, Dakota J. Clemens, Gabriella Rose Scalici, Adalyne Cora Luecht, Penelope Willa Luecht, Carina Elizabeth Alonen, Laken James and Hudson David Bartel. She is further survived by other relatives and beloved friends in the community.
She was a 1944 graduate of Mercy High school in Milwaukee. Rose married the love of her life, John J. Wyssling, in 1948. She made a wonderful home for her husband and four children in Delafield. Besides her gardens, which supplied the family with vegetables and flowers, Rose excelled at homemaking to include the budget, sewing, canning, cooking and baking. Rose and John were longtime members of the Catholic church, first St. Joan of Arc and then St. Catherine of Alexandria. She enriched her community by being a consummate volunteer. One of her greatest achievements came with her friend, the late Jane Nunnemacher, when they set the wheels in motion for the moving, restoration, and establishment of Hawks Inn Historical Society of Delafield. She went on to join the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, served as buyer for the hospital gift shop and was given an award for 11,000 hours of service. She was also active in the Oconomowoc Women’s Club and the American Legion. As her children grew up, she began work at the Delafield City Hall and ran the elections for 20 years. Her passions led to memberships in Summerdel Garden Club, Questors and two formal dance clubs, Centime and Twelve Nighters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and John Stack; son-in-law Jim Bartel; and In-laws John and Anna Wyssling.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Ridge Memory Care Facility in Jefferson (her home since July) for their kind, loving care of Rose, and the staff of Touching Hearts at Home who went above and beyond in providing compassionate home care for mom and dad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family, Interfaith Senior Program— Spark! AIR program (Waukesha), the Alzheimer’s Association and Hawks Inn Historical Society.
Visitation for Rose will take place Saturday, February 25, at St. Catherine of Alexandria at W359-N8512 Brown St., Oconomowoc, from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:30 p.m. There will be food and fellowship in the lower level of the church basement immediately following the service. A private family burial will take place on Monday, February 27, at 9 a.m. at the Delafield Cemetery.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online atwww.schmidtandbartelt.com.