Carol Jean Rosga

Penny Jo Hendricks

MADISON-Carol Jean Rosga, age 78, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 15, 1941, in Madison, the daughter of Selmer and Dorothy Melland.

Carol graduated from Madison East High School in 1959. She married the love of her life, James David Rosga on Nov. 28, 1969 in Madison. Carol worked in the Nursing Department for UW-Madison retiring in 2001. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, Wisconsin Badgers fan, and Brewers fan. Carol knew the names of every single player. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gambling and watching sports.

Carol is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Catherine Uphoff- Peterson and Shari (Kraig) Rosga Morris; two sons, Rick (Jenny Ogden) Peterson and James (Michele) Rosga; brother, Russell Melland; sister, Karen Wehrman; grandchildren, James, Holly, Cassandra, Kyle, Camryn, Allisyn, Jaren, DJ and Morgan; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Merita Melland; brothers, Gordon Melland, Thomas (Pamela) Melland and Gary Melland; daughter, Deborah Cornell; and in-laws.

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, services have been postponed and services will be held at a later date. Please revisit for funeral service updates. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be gifted in Carol’s name to Agrace HospiceCare.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420