Rosella M. Gitter, age 86, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2015.
She was born on July 17, 1928 to Joseph and Ercelle (Steffen) on the family farm in the Township of Hortonia. Rosella worked for many years at the Hortonville Toy Factory until retiring. During her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the food pantry in Dale. She was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hortonville. Rosella enjoyed going to the casino, listening to polka music, watching the Price Is Right and tending to her flowers.
Rosella is survived by: her brother, Jerome (Joan) Gitter; sister-in-law, Frances Gitter; nieces and nephews: David (Mary) Gitter, John Gitter, Mary (Ken) Verstegen, Joan (Dan) Nelessen, Joe (Joy) Gitter, Barb (Cliff) Bungert, Bev (Gene) Utke, Mary Wittlin, Tom (Theresa) Lienhardt and Jim Gitter. She is further survived by many great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Virginia; brothers, Robert and Leo; sister, Ruth (Elmer) Lienhardt; niece, Jane Gitter; nephew, Charles Gitter, and a special friend Ed “Red” Sullivan.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Rosella will be held at 10:30 am. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 103 N. Olk St., Hortonville, with Msgr. James Feely and Parish Director Greg Layton officiating. Friends and family may call directly at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to Glenn Preisler for his care and concern for Rosella over the years. They would also like to thank Sandy, Dawn and the entire staff at Kindred Hearts of New London, along with the nurses of Heartland Hospice and Dr. Timothy Houlihan. In addition, the family would like to acknowledge Fr. Arul Joseph I. and Tom and Twilla Beyer from Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, New London, for their many visits.
The Borchardt and Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville is serving the family. www.borchardtmoderfuneralhomes.com