Beverly J. Rosal
J. Rosal (nee Lau), 70, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 16,
She was born to Walter and Phyllis Lau in Milwaukee on
Jan. 20, 1940, the second of four children. After her first marriage, she
managed to raise three young children, Roy, Kelly and Doreen, on her own.
She met and fell in love with Donald A. Rosal in 1964,
and they were married soon later. Two years later this new family was
blessed with another child, Rickey. Beverly and Donald were married for 47
years and lived in Port Washington from 1964 to 1978 before moving to West
Beverly was a dedicated employee at the Badger Meter
Corporation in Brown Deer. She retired in 2002 after 34 years of hard work
and service to the company.
Beverly had a love for collecting the finer things and
had a keen eye for beautiful antiques. This talent lent itself to making
her home a warm and welcoming place to visit. She was also an avid and
dedicated gardener and was twice awarded with the Mayor’s Beautification
award for her beautiful gardens at her home in West Bend.
She was an unselfish and self-sacrificing person who
donated her time to her friends, her family and her church. Beverly never
expected or asked for anything in return and believed strongly her reward
would come to her in heaven. She was the type of friend anyone would be
fortunate to have, always there whenever needed. Beverly often said,
"Life is a journey, enjoy it."
Beverly will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife,
mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be
missed truly and deeply by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and
sharing life with her.
Beverly is survived by her husband, Donald of West Bend;
her three sons, Roy (Mara) of Oconomowoc, Kelly (Kim) of Newton and Rickey
(JoAnne) of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. She will be also missed by her sisters, Shirley of
Menomonee Falls and Gail of St. Francis; her brother, Douglas of West
Bend; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Beverly is preceded in passing by her beloved daughter,
"DeeDee," and her parents.
A memorial celebration of Beverly’s life will be at 1
p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend
with the Rev. Paul Pfeffer presiding. Gathering will be at the funeral
home only on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Beverly’s ashes will be interred at a private ceremony for immediate
family members at a future date.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the
Beverly’s family would like to extend a special thank
you to the Cedar Community Hospice for their care and compassion during