Pilar (Casias) De La Rosa
Pilar (Casias) De La Rosa, 83, of Oakfield passed away
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Manor Care. She was born on May 16, 1931, in
Thelma, Texas, the daughter of Francisco and Elena Casias. On September 23,
1951, she married John De La Rosa in Lomira, Wisconsin.
Survivors include her four children, daughters Adela and husband
Lupe Teran of Eldorado, Jane and husband
Jerry Medina of Oakfield, Hilda and husband John Uelmen of Fond du Lac and son
John R. De La Rosa of Cascade; seven grandchildren, Daniel J. Mendoza, Destiny
(Ryan) Sorenson, Dallas (Connie) Mendoza, Jesse (Michele) Teran, Juanita
(Cesar) Teran, the late Jerry Jr.
(Meredith) Medina, Nicole Uelmen, and Johnny Uelmen; 13 great grandchildren,
four sisters, Elena Guajardo, Maria Gonzales, Rosa Mata and Adelina Cantu,
three brothers, Francisco Casias, Andres Casias and Arturo Casias all of San
Antonio, TX numerous nieces and nephews, two sisters-in-law Tomy De La Rosa and
Elia D. Pedroza and a brother-in-law who she admired as a true brother, David
Gonzales of San Antonio, TX. Pilar was preceded in death by her parents, two
brothers, Santiago Casias and Roman Casias, one sister, Apolonia Gonzales and
her beloved grandson Jerry Medina Jr., formerly of Fond du Lac.
Our Mother’s interest were many, including crocheting,
listening and dancing to her favorite Spanish music, gardening, canning,
playing loteria (Mexican Bingo), snowmobiling, ice fishing and having fun with
her many buddies of Oakfield. Her biggest passion in life was spending time
with her family and providing unforgettable memories gathered around the table
enjoying her favorite homemade meals with the family that she loved
unconditionally and was so proud of.
In 1981, Pilar and John opened De La Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant
in Fond du Lac, embarking on a life- long goal they both shared. In 1984, they
relocated the restaurant to their hometown in Oakfield. Pilar could be found in
the kitchen, doing what she loved most, providing wonderful meals for all to
enjoy. That part of their dream came to an end in 2005, when Pilar and John
decided it was time to retire from the restaurant business and enjoy quality
time with their family.
Pilar was a very loving, hard-working woman. What was so
special about Pilar was her dedication to her husband and her children and the
values she instilled in each and every one of them. Pilar’s legacy will forever be remembered and
admired by all that had the privilege to have met her. Her genuine heart and her true sassiness will
be forever missed.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation
to the Manor Care staff that provided amazing support and comfort as well as
their sincere love and care to our mother until the time of her death.
Visitation: Pilar’s family will welcome relatives and
friends at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac on Saturday,
January 17, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:45 am.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 Noon at Holy
Family Church. Burial will follow at
Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield.
Memorials in her name may be directed to her family.
Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com