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Rose Ann Marie Blau

March 11, 1933 November 3, 2018
Rose Ann Marie Blau
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Obituary for Rose Ann Marie Blau

Rose Ann Marie Blau age 85 of Merrimac (formerly of Hartford), Wisconsin passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at SSM Health- St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Rose was born March 11, 1933 in Plain, WI to Rose M. (nee Ruhland) and Frank J. Blau. She worked for numerous hospitals from 1954-2006 as a radiation technician, including Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend, Trinity Memorial Hospital in Cudahy, VA Hines Hospital in Chicago, IL. She was a Historian since 1986 that enjoyed researching her family history extensively. Rose wrote over 30 books, booklets, and CD's. She was a member of The Sisters of the Divine Savior in Milwaukee from 1952-1970. Rose also loved collecting dolls.

Rose is survived by her loving siblings, Florence Krejchik of Portage, Alvin (Karen) Blau of Menomonee Falls, John (Lorrell) Blau of Baraboo, Leonard (Janice) Blau of Merrimac, and Luke (Chris) Blau of Merrimac. She is further survived by 50+ nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, friends, and dear friend, Sister Mary Evelyn Zimbauer.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Blau; siblings, Edwin (Clara) Blau, Mary (Gerald) Lange, Joseph Blau, Charles Sr. (Helen, Geri) Blau, Leo Blau; sister-in-law, Charlotte Blau and brother-in-law, Charles Krejchik ;step-brother, Laddie (Irene) Kout.

-Rose's family has coordinated services to take place:

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose will be celebrated at Durwand’s Glen (W11876 McLeish Road Baraboo, WI 53913) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Rosary 10:30a.m., Mass 11:00a.m. with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Inurnment at St. Mary’s Pines Cemetery following the service with further fellowship at Durwand’s Glen Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rose’s name to Durwand’s Glen are greatly appreciated.


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