ARLISS MILDRED ROSEN
Arliss Mildred Rosen was born on August 26, 1930, to Hans and Elsie Willert in the Forest Township.
She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest Wisconsin. Arliss attended White Birch School and graduated in 1948 from Clear Lake High School, Clear Lake, Wisconsin. In 1949 she was united in marriage to Thomas Walter Rosen. They had a dairy farm in Forest, Wisconsin, which had been in the family for several generations. Arliss was always found working by Tom’s side and where they raised their two children, Dennis and Kimberly.
Arliss was active in St. Croix County Homemakers and was active in her church. They moved to Amery in 1972. Arliss worked at Golden Age Manor for 20 years until she retired because of her failing health, which was caused by taking a drug for many years, which gave her so many side effects, affecting her quality of life.
Tom and Arliss made many trips to Texas, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, and after retiring they spent winters in Arizona, where she was a part of the kitchen band. She later traveled to Germany and Sweden with her sister and brother-in-law. After Tom passed in 1996, Arliss and Kim took a trip to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She often attended High School sports to watch her grandchildren.
Her greatest love was her family, she was a loving mother grandmother and great grandmother. She really enjoyed going to family gatherings celebrating birthdays and Holidays together sharing four generations of food and fun, where all the little ones would say grace before our meals.
Her second passion was for music. Arliss played with the Badger Dutchman Band, and also played piano at The Laurel Supper Club various weekends, and for other events. Arliss had a love and a very green thumb for flowers. Arliss was a loyal fan of the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers, catching as many games as she could on TV and radio, and keeping her own personal stat book. She also enjoyed playing 500 cards with family and friends, and every once in a while she would let others win.
Arliss Mildred Rosen, age 85, quietly entered eternal life and kept her faith that took her home to a life of peace after a courageous battle with cancer and other health complications on January 3, 2016 at Golden Age Manor. Arliss was surrounded and supported by the love of her family.
Arliss was preceded in death by her husband Thomas W. Rosen, the love of her life; her parents Hans and Elsie Willert; and brother Rueben Willert.
Arliss is survived her sister Doris (Willert) Johnson currently residing at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Brookdale North Oaks in MN. She is survived and will be greatly missed by son Dennis (Deb) of Forest, WI, and daughter Kimberly of Amery, WI; four grandchildren: Daniel (NaDena) Rosen of Baldwin, WI, Dale (Margo) Rosen of Clear Lake, WI, David Rosen (friend Catherine) of Forest, WI; Dana (Will) Friend of Burlington, WI; eight great-grandchildren: Calvin, Maggie, Liz, Julianna, Maddie and Kate Rosen, Tyler and Connor Mathison; also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest, WI. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Williamson ~ White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Ave N., Amery, WI and one hour prior to the service at the church.
To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson ~ White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery, Wisconsin.