|Rose Marie Opperman|
July 15, 1928-Sept. 30, 2013
Rose Marie Opperman, 85, Wautoma, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the Berlin Memorial Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Milwaukee on July 15, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Esther (Wiegner) Bauer. She married Byron E. Opperman on Sept. 2, 1966 in Winneconne, WI. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1997.
Rose Marie is survived by her son: Byron E. Opperman II, and her grandson; Teddy Opperman, both of Manawa; three sisters: Claire J. Wilson, Wautoma; Karren (Phil) Pettit, Plainfield; and Caroline (Robert) Andler, Dousman; and a brother: Ted (Judy) Bauer, Wautoma. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband: Byron; her parents: Paul and Esther Bauer; two brothers: Paul and Karl Bauer; her twin sister: Mary Ann Bauer; and a niece: Theresa Pettit.
Rose Marie had been a school teacher for a couple of years. She then worked at Shelmet Precision Casting in Wild Rose for a number of years. After her retirement she was homemaker and enjoyed woodworking, crafting, and needlepoint.
A graveside service was held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Wild Rose on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m., with Father Ted Lewandowski, officiating.
The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose assisted the family with arrangements.