Rose Marie Osborne (nee Zielsdorf) was called home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the age of 71. She is once again united with the love of her life, Jerry Osborne.
Rose was born on October 4, 1948, to Theodore and Marjorie (Hill) Zielsdorf. She was raised in the Glenwood City area and graduated in 1967. Rose married Gerald “Jerry” Osborne from Woodville on April 26, 1969, in the town of Forest.
Rose and Jerry purchased the Halfway House Bar and Grill in Gordon. After 20 years they sold the bar and moved to Dallas, Wisconsin. Rose was employed by Nobles Tire Service in Barron before retiring. She later moved to Menomonie where she thoroughly enjoyed going to listen to the bands play down by the lake.
Rose was a huge Green Bay Packer fan, dressing in full Packer gear for each game. More than anything else she loved spending time with family and friends. She had a heart that was so big and full of love.
Rose will remain in the hearts of her siblings, Marlene Koonst of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, Harland (Ilene) Zielsdorf of Deer Park, Marvin Zielsdorf of Shepherd, Montana, Kendra (Duane) Kostman of Boyceville, and Duane “Dope” (Deb) Zielsdorf of Downing. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews and friends that she deeply cared for.
Rose is proceeded in death by her husband of 48 years, Gerald Osborne; parents, Ted and Margie Zielsdorf; sister, Donna Rae; mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Leone Osborne; brother-in-law, Carl Koonst Jr.; sister-in-law, Rita Zielsdorf; and nephews Ethen Zielsdorf and Paul Schumacher.
A celebration of life will be held for Rose this sspring.