Rosalinda M. Klempke, age 68 of Bancroft, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 8, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

She was born Aug. 12, 1950 in Merrill, the daughter of George and Norma (Rusch) Strasser.  She married Gerald L. Klempke on Nov. 25, 1973.

Rosie was employed at the former Speed Queen in Ripon for 29 years before her retirement.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and attending car shows and mudding events.  Her and Jerry also owned and operated the Cruz-In Tavern in Princeton for many years before moving to Bancroft.

She is survived by her husband Jerry Klempke of Bancroft and other relatives and friends.

To honor Rosie’s wishes, a cremation took place and a Celebration of Life Gathering was held on Nov.14, at Ponderosa Pines, Bancroft from 1- 4 p.m.


Stahl Funeral Services of Plainfield assisted the family with arrangements,