RoseMarie Kasten (nee Spella), 68, of West Bend passed away at her residence on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.
RoseMarie was born on March 26, 1942, in Milwaukee to the late Salvadore and Rosemary (nee Spano) Spella. She was united in marriage to Glenn Kasten on April 22, 1983.
RoseMarie was the founder, owner, and operator of RoseMarie's Hair Designers in West Bend. After 13 years of service, she then sold the salon to one of her employees. She loved her time in the salon business and always took pride to have such wonderful customers. She will miss them all dearly.
RoseMarie is the loving mother of Douglas (Blanca) Nieskes and Machelle Wittig; step-mother to Eryn (Sean) Prom and Shannon Kasten; loving nana to Brennan Nieskes, Allyssa Mc-Farland, Douglas McFarland; and step-nana of Zakary and Wyatt Prom, and Madysen Kasten. She is sister to Jeanette (Eli) Heinemann of Hopkins, Minn. She leaves behind many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. Rose-Marie is preceded in death by her parents, sister Fay (Victor) Di-Cristo, dear brother Ted (Janice) Spella of Illinois.
A funeral service for Rose-Marie will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Phillip Funer-al Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., with the Rev. Jerome Ziegler presiding. Visita-tion will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home only on Monday, December 20, 2010. Interment will take place at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.
Memorials are appreciated to Heartland Hospice, 1233 N. Mayfair Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 749596, Los Angeles, CA 90074-9596.
RoseMarie's family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the doctors and staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, at (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com