Margaret C. Rose, age 87, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. She was born in Racine on June 9, 1925, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Nee: Petrousky) Shinkunas.
Margaret graduated from Wm Horlick High School and was proud to have been crowned the school’s first homecoming queen. On August 28, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Elmer J. Rose. Margaret was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers/St. Jude Circle. She enjoyed collecting antiques, visiting estate sales and traveling. More than anything, it was the time spent with her family that she treasured the most. She will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Elmer; four children, Scott (Sheri) Rose of Madison, Kevin (Kendra) Rose of Burlington, Mark (Ann) Rose of Racine, Teresa (Patrick) Mullaney of LaCrosse; 12 grandchildren, Megan (Tom) Thornburgh, Adam Rose, Kasey, Kaleb and Kourtney Rose, Elizabeth and Harrison Rose, Ryan, Peter, Joseph, Dan and Molly Mullaney; a great-granddaughter, Lillian; and a great-grandson on the way; a brother, John Shinkunas of Rosholt, WI; brother-in-law, Harvey Mikulecky of Oconomowoc; sister-in-law, Joan Rose of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim; and sisters, Mary Mikulecky and Lucille Christensen.
Private services will be held with entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Hwy 32. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice, St. Rita’s Catholic Church or one's favorite charity have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jay and the Wheaton Franciscan Hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888