Rosemary Barth (nee Slavik), age 91, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum with her family present.
She was born on October 5, 1929, in Young America to Wenzel and Marie (Gruber) Slavik.
She married Roman Barth on October 6, 1948, at Holy Trinity in Newburg. Prior to marriage, she worked at Enger Kress as an inspector. After marriage, she worked as a house and farmer’s wife.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Little Kohler altar committee. She also served with the Christian Mothers Organization, taught CCD and sang in the choir. Rosemary belonged the Veterans of Foreign Wars Waubeka Auxiliary and served as an election official for many years.
Rosemary is survived by her children, Gerald (Susan), Allen (JoAnn), Philip (Penny), Kathy (Allen) Broecker, James (Darci), Donald (Jill), Robert (Monica), Steven (Diane); grandchildren, Ryan (Rachel), Travis (Sara), Matthew (Robin), Austin and Aaron (Kristin) Barth, Tracy (Rachelle) and Cliff (Shannon) Broecker, Vicki (Adam) Arentz, Rachel (John) Krebs, Rose (Ben) Dotson, Riana (David) Lovelady, Roman Barth, Robin (Chris) Pekarek, Cassandra (Brandon) Friese, Amanda (Rob) Kuen, Olivia (Justin) Ernst, Elizabeth (Zeek) Collins, Jacob, Ellie, Samantha and Brynne Barth; 33 great-grandchildren; siblings, Elizabeth Mapes, Eileen Steger, Richard Slavik, Pat Mueller, Janice (Joe) Klahn, Jean (Sylvester) Krahn, Robert (Carol) Slavik, Raymond (Diane) Slavik; and brother-in-law, Bernard (Dorothy) Barth. She is further survived by Aunt Johanna Fischer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Roman; parents; parents-in-law; two infant siblings shortly after birth; sister, Laverne (Kenny) Schoebel; sisters-in-law, Joan Slavik, Judy (Leonard) Barth; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Mueller, Joseph Steger and Harold Mapes.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Barton) (406 Jefferson St., West Bend, WI 53090) with Fr. Nathan Reesman presiding.
Visitation was at church on Tuesday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Private family interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery Holy Rosary in Little Kohler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, or Arthritis Foundation.
A special thank you to Angie, Jenni and all the wonderful staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens for the companionship and care given to Rosemary. They would also like to thank the staff of Preceptor Hospice for all of the help and care they provided.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com