Rose Peasley

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Peasley, Rose Marie

Rose Marie Peasley, (Neuhaus), 81, of Black River Falls, died Friday, February 22, 2013. She was a long time resident of Black River Falls.

Rose was born December 2, 1931 in Bridge Creek, near Augusta, the daughter of William F. and Rosa (Winkler) Neuhaus, the youngest of 12 children. She graduated from Neillsville High School and then attended UW-LaCrosse where she earned a two year teaching certificate. Rose married Tom Peasley June 30, 1951. The couple lived their entire married life of 61 years on the Peasley Dairy Farm. They were blessed with seven children: Jeffrey (died 1962), Patricia Lauderdale (Gene), Elkhorn, David Peasley (Tammy), Black River Falls, Kathryn Jamison (Russ), Wausau, Jennifer Strickland, (Gary), Waco, TX, Nancy Hohensee, Oconomowoc and John Peasley, Milwaukee. They also have 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Passionate about education, she earned her bachelor's degree in 1970, the same year her seventh child was born. She first taught at the Hatfield one room school house and later in Alma Center and Black River Falls. In 1974 she began to teach GED classes for Western Technical College at the Black River Falls campus. She retired in 2003. One of her greatest achievements was helping countless people obtain their high school equivalency diploma.

She was a long time member of Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served in many capacities including; W-ELC, church counsel, Sunday school, choir, ministries of Bethal Series, Befrienders and serving for funerals. She was a long time member of Snow Creek Homemakers and enjoyed water exercise with her friends at the Lunda Community Center.

She is survived by her brothers, Arnold Neuhaus, Mequon and William Jr. (Vi) Neuhaus, St. Paul, MN; sisters, Marian Brager, Gilman and Mildred (John) Conard, Alexandria, MN and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Arthur, Victor, Calvin, Robert and Samuel; and sister Dorothy Kaiser.

Funeral services 11:00AM Wed. 2/27/13, at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Black River Falls. Memorials to Black River Memorial Hospice, Interfaith Caregivers and Evangelical Lutheran Church

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Feb. 24, 2013
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