Rose G. Tobolski

/Rose G. Tobolski
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Rose G.

Date of Service:
05/10/2019 11:30 am

  • Visitation
    • Friday, May 10th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 9:30-11:30
  • Mass of Christian Burial
    • Friday, May 10th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church starting at 11:30


Passed away peacefully surrounded by family members and prayer.

(nee Kowalewski)

March 17, 1926 – March 6, 2019


Rose (nee Drezek) and Stanley Kowalewski Step-Mother, Mary Kowalewski


Louis Kowalewski (D)

Amanda (nee Kowalewski) Chromey and Paul (D)

Eugenia (nee Kowalewski) and Eugene Tobolski (D)

Marianne Kowalewski (D)

Sylvester Kowalewski and Mary (D)


Jeffrey J. Tobolski and Judy

Margaret Ann Walker and Keith

Anitamarie R. Kopaczewski and Paul

Christabel M Tobolski (D)

Timothy J. Tobolski

Grand Children

Lisa and Craig Konopski

Katie and Ron Myers

Rebecca Siggelkow and Dan (fiance)

Melissa and Keith Zabel

Mark and Sara Walker

Amy Field

Jessica and Derek Nye

Jenny and Keith Dow

Jiliane Tobolski

Great grandchildren

Joey, Carlie, Benjamin, Ronald, Nathan, Madeline, Devin, Moira, Austin, Dylan, Lily, Nolan, Liam, and Genevieve

Cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends through her 92 years.


Elementary Riley Grade School, and St. Josaphat’s Basilica Grade School

Girl’s Technical High School

Rose grew up in Milwaukee where she met the love of her life, our dad, Joe.  They “hung around” with a group of neighborhood kids, one might say Spanky and Our Gang was fashioned after them. Oh, the stories they would tell of their times growing up! After graduating Girl’s Technical High school, she worked in the hospital as a Candy Striper and later worked at Harnishweiger. Dad went to WWII when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and they married on his return. While married, she was a stay at home mom, except for weekends when she worked for Irene’s Catering. When her children were nearly grown, she worked as the manager of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee food service where her claim to fame was feeding the first Peace Corps for the nation. We’d enjoy visiting her to receive a REAL chocolate malt. She was faithful to her religion all her life volunteering to minister to the homebound and served as Eucharistic minister at Immaculate Conception, baked hundreds of pies and cookies for the bake sales and special events. She did the church laundry and spent countless hours ironing the beautiful vestments of the priests. She became a crossing guard for Trowbridge Street Elementary School and marched proudly in all the downtown parades, receiving a commendation from Mayor Mayer. Mom’s artistic talents in high school led her to beautiful paintings in rosemaling and leather hand-tooled pieces. Although a small garden plot around her home, she had beautiful nasturtiums in every color, and countless rose bushes, and plants that were her labor of love. She loved to garden. Hostas that were transplanted from her father’s home still thrive and have been passed on and transplanted to some of her children’s gardens. Eat, eat! She loved to cook, so we learned to love to eat. Her dining room was always the heart-beat of family gatherings. Czarnina, pierogi, paczki and kruschiki were served at many family celebrations. She loved her children, grand children, great grandchildren and longed to share stories with all of us about her childhood fun with her own siblings. A dog lover, yes. Peppy sits by her chair waiting for that little treat she might send his way.

The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to her cousins, nieces and nephews who visited, cousin, Fr. Peter Drenzek, parish pastor, Rev. Philip Schumaker, East Troy Manor staff and administrators, and the Zilber Hospice Center for making Rose’s final earth journey as pleasant and dignified as possible.

Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, May 10th starting with a visitation from 9:30-11:30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30.  Interment will immediately follow at Wood National Cemetery.

Past Comments


Aunt Rose will be surely missed by all who knew her and LOVED her. I could not have had a more caring GODMOTHER. We are happy that she is now pain free and is united in heaven with all of our family members that have since passed on. GOD LOVES HER !

The Larry Tobolski Family

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