Rosemary Ward

MADISON/BOSCOBEL - Madison/Boscobel- Rosemary Ward died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Oregon Manor.

She was born on July 25, 1927 in Boscobel, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Conley) Farrell. She graduated from Boscobel High School in 1946. She married Forrest (Frosty) Ward on May 31, 1947, in Boscobel. She farmed with her husband in Wauzeka, Wisconsin, for several years. They moved to Madison in 1954 and there she was employed with Kmart for 32 years.

Survived by three sons: Duane (Karen) Ward, Timothy (Colleen) Ward, Bradley (Gloria) Ward, daughter: Brenda (Joseph) Kluever, daughter-in-law: Georgia (Larry) Hoover. Fourteen grandchildren: Angie Ward, Eric (Teri) Ward, Kim (Jerry) Markart, Kelly (Jamie) Tourdot, Derek (Becky) Ward, Steven (Joleen) Ward, Lisa (Fred) Hengst, Jennifer (Ryan) Hepp, Samantha Ward, Chad (Kathryn) Gulseth, Crystal Gulseth, Kari (Chad) Heacox, Patrick (Kannika) Hissom, Amanda Hissom. Twenty-five great grandchildren: Amanda and Chelsey Anderson, Hayden Sarenich, Jada Ward, Alexis Whalen, Megan, Madelyn, Dylan Markart, Elise Markart, Taylor, Avery, and Trevor Tourdot, Liam and, Lucas Ward, Sean and, Matthew Stone, Ashley and, Trenton Ward, Adrianna Hengst, Colby Hepp, Arianna and, Sylvia Hissom, Aurelia Gulseth, Zachary and, Braden Heacox. Great-great-grandson: Trayvion Jones. Three sisters: Eileen Wayne, Elizabeth (James) Mindham, Margaret (Ronald) Ritchie. Brother, Joseph Farrell, Sister-in-law Bette Farrell, And many nieces, nephews and other relative and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Forrest, son Frank , sisters Letha Stafford, Lillian Mezera, Florence Goplin, Leona LaMere, Ruby Farrell, brothers: Thomas and Raymond .

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00am at St BERNARDS CATHOLIC CHURCH 2015 PARMENTER ST., MIDDLETON. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL HOME 2950 CHAPEL VALLEY ROAD, FITCHBURG from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday July 22. And again on Tuesday from 9:00am until the time of service at the Church.

Special thanks to the staff at Oregon Manor and Saint Jude Hospice. Online condolences can be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive


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