Rose Marie Frances Kuhn
Rose M. Kuhn, 87, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born on June 6, 1925, daughter of the late Harry and Hattie (Sanderfoot) Vander Wyst. Rose was united in marriage to Henry Kuhn, and he preceded her in death. Rosie was a crossing guard for 37 years, taking charge of the busiest corner in Little Chute, Main and Madison, affectionately called "Rosie's Corner." Her dedication to her job was truly unmatchable. Rosie was a Girl Scout leader for Troop 115 for several years. She always had a soft spot in her heart for the veterans at King, and started the homeless donations to the veterans. Rosie was President of the 9th District 1974-1976; President of Unit #258 Auxiliary 1977-1979; Outagamie County President 1985-1987; and was again President of Unit # 258 1985-2003. She was a life member of the Auxiliary Unit. Rosie had many titles: Madam President, 24 years; Chief Crossing Guard, 37 years; a tireless worker, all her life.
Rosie is lovingly survived by her children: Margie (Jim) Cotter, Marilyn (Roy) Kuhtz, Kathy (John) Janssen, Dorie Kuhn, Patty (Dennis) Sonkowsky, Debbie (Nick) Kiesow and Steve Kuhn; son-in-law, Dave Kohl; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; sister and brother: Virg (Ivan) Stiltjes and Gordy (Emily) Vander Wyst; sister-in-law, Romilda Kuhn; and many other nieces, nephews, godchildren and other family members and friends.
Rosie was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; a daughter, Mary; her parents; sisters Ruth (Paul) Waldron and Jean (Ted) Feldkamp.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine St., Little Chute, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Visitation will take place on Friday at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of the Mass. A memorial has been established.
The Kuhn family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Affinity Hospice, especially Phil, Gina, Alice and Krissy, for your wonderful care and compassion.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 15, 2013