Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI 54771
Monday, February 25th, 2019 - 10:30am
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771
There will be a rosary service held at 7:30pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home.
ROSELLA M. "ROSIE" ALGER, age 84, of Thorp, passed away at Clark County Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, on Monday, February 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, February 25, 2019 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, with Rosie's grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Monday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Rosella Mae Dulek was born on May 26, 1934 in Thorp, WI, to Leo and Veronica (Sokolowski) Dulek. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Thorp area schools, graduating from Thorp High School in 1952. After completing her education, Rosie worked for a short time at the Thorp IGA grocery store. She was united in marriage to Richard L. "Dick" Alger on November 28, 1953 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp. She was a homemaker and farmwife until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church where she was a very active member. Her faith was very important to her. Rosie was involved with the PCCW, actively taught CCD, and was the Director of Religious Education for more than 30 years.
She had many interests, but especially enjoyed cooking, watching the Packers and Brewers, and entertaining family and friends.
Rosie is survived by her children: Randy of Thorp, Rita Heiser of Beemer, NE, Ronald (Cindy) of Thorp, Renee (Allen) Marek of Thorp, Russell (Mitzy) of Thorp, Rodney (Lori) of Thorp, Roy of Thorp, Raymond (Rochelle) of Wausau, Rhonda Alger of Thorp; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard, on December 6, 2013; her son-in-law, Brian Heiser; her grandson, Paul Marek; her granddaughter, Tracy Alger; her great-grandson, Mason Marek; 3 brothers: Ronald, Clarence and Wilbur Dulek; and one sister, Lorraine Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Thorp Catholic School, 411 E. School Street, Thorp, WI 54771.