In Memory Of

Rosaline M. Pakiz

October 29, 1922 - September 21, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI 54493

Friday, September 26th, 2014 - 11:00AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI 54493

Full Obituary

ROSALINE M. PAKIZ, age 91, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at House of the Dove, in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Pakiz, Troy Pakiz, Todd Pakiz, Andy Pakiz, Tim Hinds and Jack Hinds. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:45pm rosary service, and again at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.
Rosaline Marie Plautz was born on October 29, 1922 in Willard, WI, the twelfth child of Stephen Sr. and Mary (Popovich) Plautz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Willard School, proudly earning her GED in 1976. As a young woman, Rose worked at home on the farm before moving to Milwaukee where she was a crane operator at International Harvester. She was united in marriage to Frank A. "Butch" Pakiz on November 30, 1946 at Holy Family rectory. Rose and her husband farmed and raised a family until retiring in 1980. After retirement, she had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, baking potica and strudel, gardening, canning, sewing, needlework and providing musical entertainment with her husband at area nursing homes. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, even learning to connect with them by computer. Rose also loved to travel, making 7 trips to Slovenia to visit with family there. She was very knowledgeable about her family history and was instrumental in the creation of the Willard history book, Spominska Zgodovina. She also was noted for remembering everyone's birthdays and anniversaries, baking many cakes for these occasions.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, PCCW, Slovenian Women's Union, Slovenska Druzba and past member of Clark County Choraliers and Merry Homemakers Club.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, of Greenwood; her children: Larry (Sue) Pakiz of Greenwood; Dave (Betty) Pakiz of Crystal Lake, IL; Patrice Pakiz (Alton Accola) of Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Becky (Tim) Hinds, Jack, Abigail, and Theodore of Peoria, IL; Mike (Tara) Pakiz and Logan of Destin, FL; Troy (Jennifer) Pakiz, Amelia and Malia of Rockville, IN; Todd (Kaysie) Pakiz, Brayden and Addison Rose of New Prague, MN; Nicole (Tim) Pline, Ethan and Isaac, Chesapeake, VA; and Andy (Anna) Pakiz, Gavin and Caroline of Fort Collins, CO; 2 sisters-in-law: Marge Plautz of Withee and Ellen Plautz of Marshfield; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Dennis, on March 25, 1993; 7 brothers: Stephen Jr., John, Joe, Frank, Mike, George and Emil Plautz, and 5 sisters: Angeline Levesque, Mary Burmeister, Anne Svigel, Helen Albright and Sophie Matkovich.
Memorials may be made to House of the Dove or charity of your choice.