Roselyn "Rosie" Geske, Milton, WI
July 28, 1938 - September 23, 2017
The last chapter of a truly great love story was told when Roselyn M. "Rosie" Geske was called to be with her late husband, Neil "Bud" Geske, on September 23, 2017, surrounded by family. Roselyn was born July 28, 1938 in Edgerton, to Claire and Rose (Hayes) Reierson. She met the love of her life and future husband, Neil, while playing baritone in the band at Edgerton High School. They were married September 2, 1956. Rosie retired from the Seventh Day Baptist Center in Janesville, WI. She first volunteered for and then worked for HospiceCare (now Agrace Hospice) also in Janesville. She was the organist at the Albion Seventh Day Baptist Church in Albion, WI for many years, as well as for the Milton United Methodist Church in Milton, WI, and the Congregational Church in Edgerton. Rosie was very proud of her 100+ pound weight loss. She was so excited about this loss, that she taught the Diet Workshop class that helped her lose. Her crowning achievement as a teacher for this class was when she placed the 25 pound loss pin on her own mother, Rose. Her love of helping people was demonstrated by her card sending campaigns, and her knitting hats for our soldiers. She also loved music, family and feeding the chipmunks at their home.
Rosie is survived by her sister, Donna Lane of Frederick, MD; and brother, Greg Reierson of Edgerton; children, Kathy "Gus" Geske of Janesville, Mike (Wanda) Geske of Janesville, Jayne (Douglas) Lubke of Edgerton, Maureen (George) Diaz of Front Royal, VA, Jeff (Denise Ellis) of Battle Creek, MI and Kory (Jacqueline) Geske of Milton; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Milton with Pastor Nathan Crandall officiating. Burial will follow at Rock River Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until the start of the services on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Agrace Hospice in Janesville or the Milton Seventh Day Baptist Church.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
828 S. Janesville St., Milton 608-868-2542