Rosemarie Lewko, age 89, of Coloma, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Silver Lake Manor in Wautoma.
She was born July 8, 1930 in Milwaukee, the youngest daughter of two children to Fredrick and Marie (Dahl) Rauman.
As a young girl, Rose moved to St. Paul, MN where she was an operator for the Telephone Company. Later, she returned to Milwaukee and worked at various jobs. Rose’s dream was to own her own business so she moved her family to Coloma in 1971 and opened
The Double R Bar or better known as Rosie’s. She operated the tavern serving drinks and food until 1983 when she moved to Park Falls and opened Rosie’s Rendezvous until 1987, when she retired and moved back to Coloma.
She is survived by her beloved family; two sons, Kenneth (Karen) Lewko and Theodore “Ted” (Terra) Lewko; one daughter, Toni Zuehlke, all of Coloma; one stepson, James (Patti) Lewko, New Fame, WI; four grandchildren, Chad Zuehlke, Hancock, Christopher Zuehlke, Coloma, John Lewko, Coloma, and Wyatt Lewko, Portage; three step-grandchildren, James Jr., Tony and Kathy; three great grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan and Kylee, along with two step great grandchildren. She is further survived by her dear special friend, Barb Brown of Coloma, other relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Alvina Rauman; grandson, Thomas John Lewko; niece, Theodora “Tedi” Joerres; and by her stepdaughter, Lynne Faber.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coloma with the Rev. Joyce M. Heintz officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Coloma. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services.
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