Rose was born in Jerseyville, IL on July 15, 1968 to Martha (Dugger) and Frank Walsh. Rose loved crocheting, crosswords, inspirational quotes, collecting office supplies and following the band Haze for over 20 years, whom she had close friendships with. She was a wonderful, caring and gentle woman who had a heart of gold. She loved spending time with her boys (whom she loved more than life itself) and their precious dog Pumpkin. She was a woman of God and devoted her life to serving him. She had the voice of an angel when she sang. She attended Viterbo College in La Crosse for music.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel, Justin and Benjamin Smith (Waupaca, WI). She is also survived by her mother, Martha (Don) Gabryshak (Neshkoro, WI), her father Frank (Betty) Walsh (Bowling Green, MO), beloved father figure, Larry Matson (Waupaca, WI), sisters, Bethany (Kristopher) Ellis (Bowling Green, MO) and Rebecca (Andreas) Walsh-Gorke (Muenster, Germany); sisters: Jennifer Walsh (Thomas Bruno) (Waupaca, WI), Melanie (James) Cherny (Waupaca, WI), Sara (James) Howen (Wautoma, WI), Margaret (Gregg) Baker (Coolville, OH); special stepbrother Jesse Weasner (Waupaca, WI); dearest friend, Norma Conradt (New London, WI.); special friends, Robert (Pinky) Galvan (Almond, WI), Todd Srejma (Springfield, MO) and many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Mary Frances and Wayne Dugger, Edward Joseph and Margaret Walsh, an uncle Richard Dugger and an uncle Joseph Walsh.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 12 noon at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca. Pastor Dean Wheeler will officiate. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. A burial of cremains will be held at a later date at Lakeside Memorial Park in Waupaca.
Her family would like to express sincere thanks to all of the staff at Cox Medical South in Springfield, MO. A special thank you to Ed and Sonya Rudolph for being there.