Rosemary V. Bahr

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Rosemary V.

Rosemary V. Bahr (Czaplewski)

Franklin-Age 89 Found peace on October 29, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Eugene Bahr. Proud mother of Sandy (Ron). Loving Granny of Amy (Mark), Andy (Jenny) and fond Great-Granny of Allie, Collin, Brooklyn and Addie.

Rosie was a big sports fan especially the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. She worked as a payroll clerk at General Motors for 30 years. After retiring in 1992 Rosie and her husband moved to Ormond Beach, Florida where they enjoyed the ocean, friends and golfing.

The family wants to thank Heartland Hospice for their great care and support.  Private Family Services to be held at a later date.


  1. Amy Mohelnitzky October 30, 2020 at 3:55 pm - Reply


    Granny loved to laugh, loved sports, and loved her grandchildren with all her heart. She was the most generous person I have even known, and she will be forever loved and missed.

  2. Candy Becker October 30, 2020 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed Rosie over the years. I first met her years ago through her daughter Sandy. Every time she visited we’d have a really nice conversation. She was a great lady. She will be missed by all her knew her. My heart goes out to Sandy, Ron and all her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was proud of you all. May memories give you all peace and comfort at this time.

  3. Jenny Chapdelaine October 31, 2020 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Rosie will be forever in our hearts. And fond memories will surround us with the twinkle in her eyes, the beautiful smile and her contagious lovely laugh. RIP

    • Jenny Chapdelaine October 31, 2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Jenny Chapdelaine October 31, 2020 at 9:04 am – Reply
      Rosie will be forever in our hearts. And fond memories will surround us with the twinkle in her eyes, the beautiful smile and her contagious lovely laugh. RIP
      Rosie & I met thru my Mom Cookie & John Yungk. Ormond Beach memories❤️

  4. Chad Salter November 1, 2020 at 12:49 am - Reply

    The few times I met Rosie she seemed like a great gal, but I’ve spent much more time in the company of her daughter Sandy and I can tell you firsthand that Rosie & Eugene definitely did something right raising her. In my experience that says more to her character than any other praise could, because a parents best recognition is their shadow of greatness mirrored in their children left behind.
    Sandy, Amy, Andy and the rest of family – my deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to you all in this time of loss of such a unique woman we all shared in the pleasure of knowing.

  5. Karen Wolff November 1, 2020 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Sending my love and comforting thoughts to Sandy,Ron and family. The old neighborhood in Franklin was a wonderful place to grow up with such great families. The memories of Rosie & Gene & all of the cast of characters are forever embedded in my soul. She will be missed, but received in heaven to accompany friends preceded by her. My condolences.
    With love,
    Karen Wolff

  6. Barbara Stadtler November 1, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Mrs Bahr was a wonderful person. Over the decades, she left me with many great memories. Her smile will always be with me.
    I know how difficult it is to lose your mom. My greatest sympathy goes to Sandy, Ron & the rest of her family.

  7. Robert Mohelnitzky November 1, 2020 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear this news. We always looked forward to visiting with Rosie when we were in Wisconsin. She was always interested in how we were doing. She was a special person with a great sense of humor and we will miss her very much.

  8. Gordy and Mickey Lesser November 1, 2020 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    As we say our “Good byes” to Rosie, I am so thankful that God has blessed us to have been a part of her life. Now, I know God has an awesome view of “The big picture,” but now even I can understand his plan. And I love how he put His puzzle pieces together to enable Rosie’s life to touch ours.
    Little did I know what would all transpire when she and Gene decided to move to Franklin and buy the lovely, cherished home that I grew up in. We were happy to see love continue in that house. As they grew to be friends with our family and all our existing neighbors, of course the parties continued. And I not only added another “neighborhood Mom” to my life, but a lifelong girlfriend that would eventually become a part of my family too!
    Rosie was glamorous, smart and fun loving so she didn’t mind the mischievous pranks that went on in the neighborhood. She wasn’t surprised to see picnic tables on the roof in the morning or hear “thunder and lightning” on a clear night! She was talented and giving and joined the Franklin Women’s Club where she helped with fundraiser dances and charity events. There was one certain time however, that was definitely “her” time. That was during Packer and Brewer games. She was an “all-in” fan and her excitement definitely filled the room while she cheered her teams on. Even though she sometimes claimed to know more than the coaches, they surprisingly never offered her that position on their team! She had quite a cherished collection of memorabilia to prove her loyalty. It’s no wonder Sandy had that Cheerleader blood in her!
    We were all sad for us, but happy for them, when their time came to retire and move to sunny Florida. We knew there was just no other place for them. Sunbathing on their driveway lawn chair could last only so long! And when Gene passed, we also knew he was spending his time in Heaven cruising the beach, waiting for Rosie, (in-between his bike rides of course!)
    Thank you, Rosie, for all your time and love, thank you for being a long time, loving friend for my Mom and Dad and I especially want to thank you for your gift of Sandy.
    Sandy, you’ve been a special part of my life for a good many years. We’ve shared awesome childhood memories, fun teenage memories and have even witnessed another of God’s puzzle pieces together! You even became my real Sister when Gordy and I shared his brother with you! Who’d have guessed you would end up meeting Ron and marrying Gordy’s brother after our wedding!? We even worked together! God works in mysterious ways.
    Thank you, God, for leaving Rosie’s memories here with us, for her sparkling smile, contagious laughter and love. Time for Gene to open that convertible door, whisk Rosie alongside of him and “put that pedal to the metal.” We’ll be jealous of that “forever” tan!
    Sandy and Ron, Amy, Andy and family, you’ve taken awesome care of your Mom and Grandma. She loved you all and was always so proud of you!
    Till we meet again, Rosie!

  9. June November 7, 2020 at 9:48 am - Reply

    What a shock! After Rosie left Florida I only got to talk with her one time.Then I lost track.
    I thought of her with much affection. Sandy and Ron and all of their families will forever
    feel her love for them, big time.
    Farewell, ole friend!

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