Obit: Mather, Rosemary “Rosie” Marie (1939 - 2022)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Mather, Flemming, Bender, Schlickman, Reuterskoid, Katzman, Evans, Woolever, Wells, Kuchenbach, Bjerke

----Source: Gesche Funeral Home (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/30/2022

Mather, Rosemary “Rosie” Marie (18 February 1939 – 27 August 2022)

Rosemary Mather, age 83, of Neillsville, died Saturday, August 27, 2022, at her home.

Rosemary Marie Bender was born on February 18, 1939, in Burlington, the daughter of Sylvester and Frances (Flemming) Bender. She began working at the age of 11 for $0.25 an hour, babysitting and checking at the local IGA store. On June 22, 1958, she was united in marriage to Leroy Mather in Burlington. Rosie then stayed at home to raise her family.

Rosie loved volunteer work and was a member of the Pink Ladies in Burlington and Neillsville. She enjoyed doing hair and nails at hospitals and nursing homes. They moved to Neillsville in 1999, where she continued to volunteer. Rosie also enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, bowling, snowmobiling, playing cards, hosting parties, hog roasts, eating sweet corn, spending time with family and fishing competitions, where she earned a plaque for the biggest walleye.

She is survived by three children, Dawn (Tyler) Schlickman of Durand, IL, Michael (Kristen) Mather of Hampton, NH and Timothy (Logan) Mather of Menomonie, six grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Reuterskoid, Jason Katzman, Cierra (Rudy) Evans, Cole Woolever, Lillianna Mather and Heinz Mather. Rosie is further survived by two siblings, Kathleen (Gordie) Wells of Neillsville, and William John Bender of Neillsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leroy and a sister, Sally Kuchenbach.

Funeral Services for Rosie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Music will be provided by Sharon Bjerke, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10th at the Gesche Funeral Home. Following the service, a light luncheon will be held at Schmitty’s On Main, 436 Hewett Street, Neillsville, WI 54456. Handicap access is available behind the building, with a ramp to the lower level. Enter through the Schmitty’s On Main entrance.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice Care nurses and aids for your wonderful care and making our mom feel so loved. A special thanks to Beth for all your support!

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Rosie’s name to : Heartland Hospice Care,  or the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Clark County,

Online Condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Rosemary’s family with funeral arrangements.

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