Obit: Pakiz, Rosaline M. (1922 – 2014)


Surnames: Pakiz, Plautz, Popovich, Accola, Hinds, Pline, Levesque, Burmeister, Svigel, Matkovich, Albright

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 27 Aug 2014

Pakiz, Rosaline M. (29 OCT 1922 – 21 SEP 2014)

Rosaline M. Pakiz, 91, Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at House of the Dove, in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Rev.
Steve Brice will offi ciate. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Pakiz, Troy Pakiz, Todd Pakiz, Andy Pakiz, Tim Hinds and Jack Hinds. Visitation will be held at the church from 5-8 p.m.
on Thursday, Sept. 25, with a 7:45 p.m. rosary service, and again at the church, on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Rosaline Marie Plautz was born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Willard, the 12th child of Stephen Sr. and Mary (nee Popovich) Plautz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Willard School, proudly earning her GED in 1976. As a young woman, Rose worked at home on the farm before moving to Milwaukee where she was a crane operator at International Harvester. She married Frank A. "Butch" Pakiz on Nov. 30, 1946, at Holy Family rectory. Rose and her husband farmed and raised a family until retiring in 1980. After retirement, she had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, baking potica and strudel, gardening, canning, sewing, needlework and providing musical entertainment with her husband at area nursing homes. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, even learning to connect with them by computer. Rose also loved to travel, making seven trips to Slovenia to visit with family there. She was very knowledgeable about her family history and was instrumental in the creation of the Willard history book, Spominska Zgodovina. She also was noted for remembering everyone's birthdays and anniversaries, baking many cakes for these occasions. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, PCCW, Slovenian Women's Union, Slovenska Druzba and a past member of the Clark County Choraliers and the Merry Homemakers Club.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, Greenwood; her children, Larry (Sue) Pakiz, Greenwood, Dave (Betty) Pakiz, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Patrice (Alton Accola) Pakiz, Apple Valley, Minn.; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Becky (Tim) Hinds and Jack, Abigail, and Theodore of Peoria, Ill., Mike (Tara) Pakiz and Logan of Destin, Fla., Troy (Jennifer) Pakiz and Amelia and Malia of Rockville, Ind., Todd (Kaysie) Pakiz and Brayden and Addison Rose of New Prague, Minn., Nicole (Tim) Pline and Ethan and Isaac of Chesapeake, Va., and Andy (Anna) Pakiz and Gavin and Caroline of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Marge Plautz, Withee, and Ellen Plautz, Marshfield; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dennis, on March 25, 1993; seven brothers, Stephen Jr., John, Joe, Frank, Mike, George and Emil Plautz; and five sisters, Angeline Levesque, Mary Burmeister, Anne Svigel, Helen Albright and Sophie Matkovich.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to House of the Dove or charity of your choice.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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