Details for Gloria Jean Rosa

September 19, 1946 - June 9, 2018

Evansville, WI -- 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 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 process that took 10 years from start to completion. Gloria was instrumental in the success of the library, not only by spearheading the project, 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, of Evansville, Kristin W. (Christopher) Anich, of Evansville, Anne M. Rosa (Michael Mikkelson), of Janesville and Jeffrey P. (Trisha) Rosa, of 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 a.m. 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 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ward-Hurtley Funeral Home, Evansville, and from 10 a.m. 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. Condolences may be expressed at