Rosalie (Zbchorski) Diedrich

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Rosalie (Zbchorski)

  • Visitation
    • Wednesday, July 27, from 9:30-11am at Hales Corners Lutheran Church (12300 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners)
  • Funeral Service
    • Wednesday, July 27, starting at 11am at Hales Corners Lutheran Church (12300 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners)


March 11, 1946 – July 20, 2022

Loving daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Zbchorski; Charlie passed when Rosalie was only 9 years old. Acting father for many years, Uncle Lee.

Devoted wife of Frank Glenn Diedrich for 56 years; mother to Jennifer Marie and the late Glenn Dale Diedrich. Grandmother to Melynda Rose (Cody), Ashley Arlene, Stephanie June (CJ), Alexander Lawrence, Marguerite Judith, and Frederich Erich Kevin V, and great grandson Ayden Clarence Frank.

Rosalie was also mother-in-law to two wonderful women, Laura and Pam, who were always loving and caring.

Rosalie’s siblings were the late George, Jeannette, and the late Daniel (Patricia), sister in law to Judith (Glenn O. Diedrich).

She was a special aunt to Freddie, Deborah Jean (“Dee Jay”), Steven Daniel (Joan), LeeAnn (Tommy), Christopher, Andrew, Daniel (Gretchen).

Great aunt to Lee (Jessica), Trent, and Daniel, George’s son, David (Patricia), and many other relatives and cousins.

Extra special friends from childhood, Susie, Patsy

Childhood friends include: Bonnie and Jane and their parents, the late Doc and Florence (who took such good care of her), Jean, Jim, Rosalind “Susie”, and her husband Denis.

Rosalie later met and gained many beautiful couple friends: Fred and Nancy, Frank and Helen, Jon and Yvonne, Bill and Candy, Erv and Bettie, Wes and June, and Joe and Cynthia.

Rosalie had many friends from Greendale where she and Frank raised their two children; Beverly and Jim, Laurel and Bob, Carole and Jim, and Carol and Jerry. Their much loved caring person, Doris (their adopted grandmother) who made it possible for Frank and Rosalie to travel and know their children were safe and for Rosalie to work.

At the Hales Corners Lutheran, Rosalie made many friends: Carrie, Judy and Hib, JoAnn, Pastor Keith and his wife Sylvia, and Pauline.

When Rosalie moved to Brookfield she met her dear friends Patti and Jerry, Tony and Anna, Marilyn and John, and Debbie and John. The Kehoe and Kinney families, Teresa, Stacey, Linda, Bonnie, and Jane gave extra care and help so she could continue living in her house. As her health declined, her extremely caring health providers Dr. Cantieri, Dr. Saiean, and Jolene along with all the people who helped and cared so much at Waukesha Memorial Hospital; Jennifer, Molly, and Vonda provided care through many hospitalizations.

Rosalie cannot forget her hairdresser, Diane, who made her look the best she could for her age.

If Rosalie inadvertently missed an important person in her life, please forgive her. “As I was able to live to be old, I might have missed a person special to me. Hugs and love to each and every one of you.”

Rosalie was a Christian and was a Stephen Minister for eight years at her church. The most rewarding accomplishment in her life was helping others. Rosalie was a staunch Republican and volunteered for the party for many years.

Frank supported Rosalie with her lifelong dream of having her own shop with her name on the door. She owned and operated her own card shop, jewelry business, and gift shop for fifteen years. Through her business she was able to meet, extend friendship and caring, and try to help customers with their life problems.

Frank also showed Rosalie the world, traveling to many places and experiencing adventures that Rosalie was so thankful for and making her life much more interesting than she ever thought it would be.

Rosalie also wanted to thank her grandchildren who helped so much when the help was needed. She also hopes that they will always remember the love, hugs, words of encouragement, and words of wisdom that she gave so freely.

And know I am on eagles wings and raised up and at incredible peace. Know that I am in the very best place I could be, and do not cry for me as God finally called me to my heavenly home.

And remember Ecclesiastes- “To everything there is a season and a time. To every purpose under heave, a time to be born and a time to die…”

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up totally worn out screaming WHOOHOO what a ride!”

A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27, from 9:30-11am at Hales Corners Lutheran Church (12300 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners) with a funeral service to immediately follow at 11am.

One Comment

  1. Dan Zbichorski July 23, 2022 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Aunt Rosie was always so good to me and made me feel loved and cared about whenever I saw her.

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