Ralph W. Rosbeck
Ralph W. Rosbeck, of West Bend, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice at the age of 88. He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Milwaukee to the late Martin and Theresa (nee Kiefer) Rosbeck.
In the late 1930s, the family moved to a farm near St. Kilian’s in Fond du Lac County.
After his marriage to Delores H. Gerlach on April 19, 1950, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, the couple settled near West Bend.
He worked at the former White House Milk Co. After the milk company closed, he held other jobs, until becoming employed with the city of West Bend. At the time of his retirement in 1990, he worked with the Department of Public Works. He continued working part time with the town of Barton up to the time of his death.
He and Delores traveled many times to Las Vegas. After her death on Dec. 1, 1994, he continued visiting Las Vegas. He also enjoyed a good fish fry, breakfast with family, friends and coworkers and playing sheepshead.
Survivors include his children, Norman of Campbellsport, Daniel (Colleen) of West Bend, Bonnie (James) Weston of West
Bend, Thomas (Lynn) of Jackson, John (Terri) of Allenton and Curt (Lisa) of West Bend; six grandchildren, Ryan, Tricia Heckendorf, Jessica (Jay) Hartwig, Nicke (Brian) Wahlen, Kelsey and Nathan; two great-grandchildren , Jayden Swan and Bentley Norton; one brother, Norbert (Sharon) Rosbeck of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Rosbeck of Hartford and Rosemary Parchim of Cedarburg; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Margaret “Tudy” (William) Brill, Robert and Raymond.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church Monday from 3-5:45 p.m.
Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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