Rosemary Ryf, age 79, of Winneconne, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at home. She was born on February 13, 1934, in Portage County, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Peter and Pearl (Landowski) Seavecki. Rosemary graduated from Omro High School in 1951 and was employed in the offices of American Can Co., Neenah, and later, Ryf Oil Co. and Service Station in Winneconne. On April 21, 1961, she married Robert R. Ryf at St. Patrick's Church in Menasha and they resided thereafter in Winneconne. Rosemary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne, and in earlier years was a volunteer and religious education teacher. She also volunteered at Mercy Medical Center on Hazel St. in Oshkosh. Rosemary enjoyed traveling, golfing, needlework, reading, and music.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Robert; her children, Timothy, Robert (Lori), and Jennifer; grandchildren, Evan Carlson, Sam and Sophie Ryf; brother, Ed (Joyce) Seavecki; sisters, Irene Jaccard, Frances (Robert) Sphuler, Susan Willing, Cecelia Tetzlaff; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Rosemary in death was a son, Hugo Peter Ryf; sisters, Margaret Dawicki, Violet Strosin, Florence Dumke; and one brother, George Seavecki.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne, with a funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Doug LeCaptain, Sr. Pam Biehl, and Deacon Rick Dvorak officiating. Burial will be in the Winneconne Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be distributed to Father Carr's Place 2B, Oshkosh; and St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne.
Rosemary's family offers special thanks to Sr. Pam Biehl and Sharon Baker for their spiritual care and assistance during her illness.
If you so desire, please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E Main St Winneconne, WI 54986
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Oct. 12, 2013