Rosemarie V. ‘Ro’ West
Sept. 4, 1931 — Sept. 3, 2017
Rosemarie V. “Ro” West of Oconomowoc died on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 85 years. She was born on September 4, 1931, a daughter of Joseph and Grace Cangelosi.
Ro earned her nursing degree from the Augustana Hospital School of Nursing and proudly served as a surgical nurse at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for over 35 years. After retirement, she worked as a sales associate at Boston Store for many years. Ro was actively involved with the Golden Angels, Waukesha Food Pantry, and was a longtime member at St. Bruno Parish. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, cooking, shopping, camping, reading, and traveling. Ro’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and her beloved dogs.
Ro will be dearly missed by her children, Laura (Jamey) Schroeder, Lynn West, Karen (Chester Oby) West, and Mark West; and grandchildren, Macaela, Jessica, Amanda, Marc, Sarah, Erik, Sabina, Jack, and Claire. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Ro was preceded in death by her husband, Al; parents; and sister, Marilyn Bong.
The Funeral Mass for Rosemarie will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8, at St. Bruno Parish, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53118. The Rev. Dan Volkert will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be donated to the charity of their choice at a later date are appreciated.
Rosemarie’s family would like to send a special thank you to the doctors and nurses who have cared for her.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call 262-5426609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.