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Rose M. Winker
Date of Death: July, 25 2021

          Rose M. Winker, 81, Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 25, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 11, 1939 in Escanaba, daughter of the late Lawrence and Roseanna "Rose" (Young) Gelina. On June 27, 1959 she married the late David Winker at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba.
          Rose was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Tigers, watching boxing and Nascar. She was very involved with the women's bowling league. Rose was known for her time she volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul and helping with many different activities at St. Anthony's Church. She also greatly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
          Rose is survived by her three children: Jim (Mary) Winker, Terry (John) Lemire and Dan (Sue) Winker, two step-siblings, seven grandchildren: Jamel, Bryan, Jon, Jenni, Amber, Trisha and Theresa, eight great-grandchildren: Makenzy, Kaia, Alex, Tyler, Kali, Khallie, Rory and Jacob Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2002, and three brothers: Clarence, Alfred and Gerald Gelina.
          Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 28, 2021 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Wells with Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Burial will follow Mass in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
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  • "My deepest sympathies to the entire family. She will be deeply missed by many as she touched so many lives. "
    -Holly Suerwier

  • "My deepest of love and sympathy to everyone. Rose was a very good friend to me. We had some great escapades together. She had such a kind soul. "
    -Sherry Proehl

  • "Our sincere condolences to Jim and the rest of Rose's family. R.I.P. Rose❗🙏"
    -Gary & Becky Lehman

  • "Our heart felt sympathy to the "children". Rosemary was a life long friend of ours as was David. Over the years we spent many fun times with them. The first time I met Rose what I remember most was her laugh. When ever we met them it was always with a kind word, a smile & a hug from them both. RIP Rose, we're sure David was at heavens door waiting for you. "
    -Buck & Linda Thomma

  • "We are so sorry about your mom’s sudden passing. We will be gone the day of the funeral, but your family will be in our thoughts. "
    -Gary and Linda Swanson

  • "We are sincerely sorry about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person, so kind and a beautiful smile! I can still remember when she and your dad attended all the Prim's Pantry slo-pitch games. I hope her return to home was a glorious celebration!"
    -Jim and Sandy Thomma

  • "To the family of Rose Mary. Our hearts go out to you at the passing of Rose Mary. She was a good friend of our family .Many fond memories of camping, 4-H, and family get togethers. Heaven is opening the door for many reunions ."
    - Marty and Gary Morley

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