Rosemary K. Schalles, 90

Rosemary K. Schalles, nee Kircher, 90, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Cedar Community.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1922, in West Bend to the late Joseph and Gertrude (nee Mitter) Kircher. At a young age, Rosemary moved to New London with her family. She graduated from New London High School in the class of 1941. After graduation, Rosemary moved back to West Bend and began working at Amity. On June 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to Robert H. Schalles at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. While raising her family, she worked as the bookkeeper for Robert Schalles Masonry. Robert preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1992. Later on, Rosemary helped with the bookwork for her sonís business, Schalles Excavating, until 2004.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Women of the Moose, as well as the Birthday Club at the Moose. Rosemary enjoyed summers on Silver Lake.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert J. (Chris) Schalles of Gatlin, Tenn., Thomas (Genevieve) Schalles of West Bend, and Daniel (Jean Welzien) Schalles of West Bend; two grandchildren, Kathryn (James) Battle and Patrick Schalles; sister-inlaw, Mary Bechwar of West Bend; brother-in-law, John (Beth) Schalles of Toledo, Ohio; other relatives and friends.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Dr. Paul Kircher; sister-in-law, Jean Kircher; and brother-in-law, Robert Bechwar.

A Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Rosemary will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Cemetery, West Bend Memorials to Holy Angels School Trust Fund or the Threshold are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Cedar Community for the loving care extended to Rosemary.