Obituary of Roseanne F. Venzke
Roseanne F. Venzke
Passed from this life at the age of 97 on July 20, 2023 while in home hospice in Tucson, Az. She was born in Monroe, MI in 1926 to Fred & Cecila (Ochs Mack) Sierert. She married Alvin Venzke in 1946. Her husband preceded her in death as did her brother, Russel, and sisters Gertrude, Mary Agnes, Adeline and Verna.
Roseanne had polio in her early twenties and regained the ability to walk due to the efforts of her sisters, Mary Agnes & Adeline both nurses, using hot-pack treatments & exercises.
She led a very active life and was an avid volunteer. Roseanne traveled throughout the states plus different countries making many friends. She was employed by various grocery stores beginning with A&T where she met her husband, Alvin. They jointly operated Al's State Park Bait Shop which she sold after his death. Ultimately she worked at Bank of America before moving to Tucson, Az in 1986.
Roseanne was independant and was able to have her own apartment in an assisted care community for 3 1/2 years. The last years of her life she continued to enjoy playing games on her ipad and coloring Mandalas of which she freely gave away. She had lost her ability to dance due to post-polio syndrom but loved music.
Surviving are her daughter, Rosemary (Sam) Palazzolo of Tucson, Az and her son, Greg (Emily) Venzke of Monroe, MI. Additionally, Grandchildren, Kristie Harris (Ron Stiffler) Heather Venzke-Tykoski (Nick), Erik Venzke (Danielle) MI. Aaron Palazzolo of Az and Chris Stark, Step-grandson of MI. She had 8 great grandchildren plus 4 great-great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Monroe, MI at St. Michael of the Archangle Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Hospital www.stjude.org or a charity of your choice.
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