Beverly J. Rosal

Beverly J. Rosal (nee Lau), 70, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

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 Bend.

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 family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

Beverly’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Cedar Community Hospice for their care and compassion during this time.