Rose Dorothy Scannell, 62
June 3, 1955 — July 5, 2017
Rose Dorothy Scannell, 62, of Armstrong, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa after a courageous battle with cancer. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her strong will to live, faith in God, and the prayers of family and friends helped her through her difficult journey.
She was born June 3, 1955, in Fond du Lac County, the daughter of Joseph and Geny (Hilt) Kraus. On May 26, 1973, Rosie married Michael Scannell at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Peter. She worked at Pfeifer Feed Mill, at Blank’s Supper Club and volunteered at Villa Loretto. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Parish, the Dotyville Hunting and Fishing Club, and East Shore Conservation Club. Rosie enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, Alaska, and a number of cruises. She also enjoyed sitting on her tractor and observing God’s creation. Most important to her was the time she spent with family, husband, sons and very special grandchildren.
Rosie is survived her husband, Mike; sons, Kenneth Scannell, Brian (Audra) Scannell and Paul (Andrea) Scannell; her grandchildren, Alyssa, Brianna, Bret and Ashlynn; mother, Genevieve “Geny” Kraus; brothers, James (Linda) Kraus, Donald (Kathy) Kraus and Mark (Kathy) Kraus; sisters, Mary “Jeannie” (Richard) Schroeder, Linda (Edward Scannell, Betty (Kenneth) Pitzen, Annie Kraus, Helen (James) Stenz, Joyce (James) Gaulke, Nancy (Paul) Diederichs and Kathy (Tom) Diederichs; and brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law, Jerry and Mary Jo Scannell, Shirley and Rick Straub, Jean Scannell and Chuck Narges. She is further survived by her extended family at Pfeifer Feed Mill, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Marie; father, Joseph; brother- in-law, Patrick Scannell; and sister-in-law, Mary Narges.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at Shepherd of the Hill Catholic Church, W1562 Highway B, Eden. The Rev. Mark Jones will officiate and burial will be Monday at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Armstrong.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 9, from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at Shepherd of the Hills Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to Villa Loretto or the Free Spirit Riders.
The family extends a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff of the cancer unit at Froedtert Hospital for their care and concern shown Rosie during this difficult time. Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.