Rosemary Brown, 87 |
Feb. 7, 1929 — Dec. 10, 2016
Rosemary Brown (nee Mc Crank), 87, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehab.
Rosemary was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Milwaukee to Patrick and Rosella (nee Long) Mc Crank. She married Edward Brown on Dec. 28, 1946, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The couple lived in Mequon where they farmed and later moved to Brown Deer. In 1976, the family moved to Grafton where Rosemary was a meal-side manager for the Grafton Senior Center for many years. In 1994, the couple moved to Cedar Bay in West Bend, where they were very involved in delivering Meals on Wheels and were Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Angels Catholic Church for many years. They loved to square dance, enjoyed going out for dinner, visiting many churches including Holy Hill and attending Mass everyday.
Rosemary is survived by her husband of 69 years, Edward. He always said, “She is the love of my life. Every day with her was better.” Her children are Michael, Howard, Joanne, Ann and Guy. She is further survived by nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Marjorie and Patricia, and grandson Jacob Tietz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Patrick Heppe presiding. Interment will take place at St. Finbar Cemetery in Saukville. Visitation will be at the church only Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass (noon). In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.