Rosemary P. Ferguson
July 12, 1932 Nov. 25, 2017

Rosemary P. FergusonRosemary P. Ferguson, 85, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her residence in Evergreen Township near Spooner. She was born July 12, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of William and Margaret (Carlson) Peterson.

She was united in marriage to Lyle Crescent Ferguson on March 3, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Spooner.

Rosemary and Lyle lived in Genesee Depot for the first 30 years together before moving back to the Spooner area. Rosemary always stayed busy and was never one to let grass grow beneath her feet. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener and was involved with the Spooner Garden Club. Rosemary and Lyle also enjoyed snowmobiling together and she was the secretary for the local snowmobile club.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Lyle; her children, Judith Ann Dow of Spooner, William Lyle Ferguson of Palmyra, Melvin Jay (Kathy) Ferguson of Spooner and Donald Wayne Ferguson of Spooner; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; her sister, Laurel Peterson of Spooner; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Rosemary was preceded in death by her grandson, Jory; three brothers, Bill, Bob and David; and a sister, Peggy.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, at Spooner Funeral Home, 306 Rusk St., Spooner, where visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the hour of the service. Pastor Jack Starr will officiate. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., Spooner, WI 54801.

For additional information, please contact the Spooner Funeral Home at 715-635-8919 or leave your condolences for the family online at