Rosemary Bohn, 85

Rosemary Bohn slipped peacefully from this life on the morning of Nov. 8, 2008. She was 85.

Rosemary was born on July 11, 1923, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Liebel) Suess. She was raised on the north side of Milwaukee in the company of a large extended family, including her many aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She graduated from Rufus King High School and attended Marquette University.

After working briefly for the gas company, she was employed for almost 20 years in the investments department of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

As a young woman, she enjoyed her career, attended concerts and plays with friends and traveled extensively, including a trip to Europe.

Throughout her life, Rosemary was active in the Catholic Church. She met her future husband, James Bohn of West Bend, at an event for young Catholics in Milwaukee.

Rosemary and James were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 1962. They resided in West Bend since. Together they raised two children.

James was an underwriter for the West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, lovely smile, and for her love of her family and community.

Rosemary was intellectually curious. She enjoyed keeping up with the news and discussing current events. She was an avid reader of murder mysteries.

She was an excellent cook and loved to travel, sew and socialize with friends and family.

She was active in the Christian women’s group and the Young At Heart at St. Francis Cabrini. She also volunteered at the parish school and for Meals on Wheels.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, James of West Bend; daughter, Mary (Bradley) Schlough of Madison; and son, James (Susan) Bohn of Carlisle, Mass. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Benjamin, Sarah and Margaret Schlough; a sister-in-law, Virginia Suess of Mount Carroll, Ill., and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Suess; and by her parents.

Visitation and a Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. The Mass will begin at 1 p.m., with Fr. Jeff Haines presiding.

Internment at Holy Angels Cemetery will follow the Mass.

Donations may be made to St. Frances Cabrini or the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family,