Rosie B. Gilgenbach

Rosie B.
Gilgenbach, age 93, passed away on June 10th, 2019 surrounded by her
loving family.

Rosie was
born on June 3, 1926 to Amelia Huebner in Fond du Lac.

Rosie was
united in marriage to Harold Gilgenbach on May 4, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Fond du Lac. First, she worked as a cook at Faris’ Bar. Rosie then
worked at Fred Rueping’s Leather Company, Infant Socks, she retired from Wells
Corporation, and went on to work for Action Advertising.

Rosie was
full of life, she bowled for years at Karl Ray Lanes. She loved to decorate her
home inside and out, enjoyed gardening, sewing, travelling, shopping, and also loved
a good party with her friends and family. Rosie’s greatest joy in life was
being a grandma and great-grandma.

Rosie is
survived by her daughter, Nancy Jo (Terry) Schmitz; daughter-in-law, Sharon
(Scholl) Gilgenbach; grandchildren, Jeff (Patty) Seckar, Angie (Scott) Dowidat,
Rick (Michelle) Gilgenbach, Scott (Jo) Gilgenbach, Todd (Jenny) Gilgenbach,
Harold “Chip” (Anna) Gilgenbach; 13 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ray
Gilgenbach; and many other friends.

She was
preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Harold; son, Richard “Gilly”
Gilgenbach; son-in-law, John Seckar; siblings, Emma and Arnie; and her best
friend, Lois.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 14th, from 10:00 to 11:45am at Holy
Family Catholic Church, 271 4th Street Way in Fond du Lac, followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm. Entombment will take place at
Ledgeview Memorial Park Mausoleum.


family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff of Liberty House in Fond du
Lac and Agnesian Hospice Hope for their special care of Rosie.

As Rosie
always said, “Life is for the Living”.