Gloria Jean (Krause) Rosa, 71 passed away on June 9, 2018 at Agrace Hospice. Gloria was born September 19, 1946 in Rice Lake, WI, to Ervin and Mary (Greatsinger) Krause. After graduation from Evansville High School, she attended UW-Whitewater and later taught at Parkview High school. She married Donald Rosa in 1969. In 1973 Gloria received her Librarian’s certificate. God and Family were always top priority and Gloria put her career on hold to raise her 4 children on the farm she and Donald… Read More » operated outside of Evansville. When she was ready to continue with her career, she worked at Evansville Eager Free Public Library before accepting a Library Director position at Brodhead Memorial Public Library. The pinnacle of Gloria’s career was the overseeing of the building of the new Brodhead Memorial Public Library – a processes that took 10 years from start to completion. Gloria was instrumental in the success of the library not only by spearheading the projecting, but also securing grants and her involvement in the design and building phases. It was very important to her that this building not only meet, but exceed the need of the community for years to come. After the completion of the library Gloria retired as Library Director, allowing her more time with family and for involvement in her church. Gloria was actively involved in the Brodhead Garden club, Brodhead Optimists and mission work through her church. In her spare time you could find her quilting, gardening, or curled up with a good mystery. If you couldn’t find her at home, she was most likely enjoying the serenity of her beloved cabin up north. Gloria is survived by her husband Donald of 48 years. She is further survived by David P (Meagan) Rosa, Evansville, Kristin W (Christopher) Anich, Evansville, Anne M Rosa (Michael Mikkelson), Janesville and Jeffrey P (Trisha) Rosa, Evansville. She will also be missed by her beautiful grandchildren: Trinity, Abbey, Maria, Dane and Ellie. She is also survived by her best friends and fellow card players –cousins: Betty Jeske, Lorraine Schwartzlow, Mary Lang, and Georgia Wichersham. She will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her father Ervin, and mother Mary (Greatsinger) Krause. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday June 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church Evansville with Reverend Norman Bude officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Ward-Hurtley Funeral Home Evansville and from 10:00am until the time of service on Friday at church. A burial will be held at a later date in Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia Township. In lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts will be given to Agrace Hospice, Janesville, Evansville United Methodist Church missions and the Brodhead Memorial Library.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gloria Jean Rosa 2018. Ward Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Evansville, state: Wisconsin