Passed away on October 28th of natural causes in her home. She is survived by her daughter "Stevie" Peterson, grandchildren Jessica, Derek, and MaLeah, sister Arlene Cacy, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Lorraine (Lonnie) Newes, Charlotte Nahl, Dianna Polubinsky, Beverly Bruss, and brother Russell LaVaque. Rose retired from AT&T / Northwestern Bell where she was employed for 25 years. Rose thoroughly enjoyed music, especially the older folk songs. In lieu of flowers or memorials, please consider a donation to Amy & Adams LIGHTS ON who will be performing a memorial concert in her honor at a nursing home that provided her physical rehabilitation services over the years. Donations can be made via or by sending a check to Stevie Peterson. Please note Rose's name on the check or donation site. In accordance with Rose's wishes, there will be no public reviewal or service.

Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 3, 2013