Visitation for Rosemary will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. where a rosary service will be held at 4:00 p.m. On Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, there will also be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Erwin officiating. Burial will be at Markesan Memorial Cemetery.
Rosemary was born and raised in Rockford, IL and was a graduate of Boylan Central Catholic High School in 1966. She went to Edgewood College of the Sacred Heart in Madison and graduated in 1970 with a B.S. Degree in Education. She married Robert E. Sette in 1970 and raised three daughters in Juneau. Rosemary taught first grade at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Beaver Dam from 1970 to 1974. She also taught Religious Education classes at Immaculate Conception church in Juneau and was active in 4-H Juneau Victorians club. Rosemary taught at John Hustis Elementary School in Hustisford and retired in 2006 after more than 20 years of teaching there. In June of 1996, Rosemary was united in marriage with Donald R. Schulz. During retirement, she was a poll worker for the Town of Beaver Dam, volunteered as a tutor at St. Katherine Drexel, and was a substitute teacher at Dodgeland Elementary.
Over the years, Rosemary acquired a passion for photography and won several ribbons at the Dodge County Fair. She had many other interests including music, movies, dancing, traveling, Victorian novels, children’s poetry, and working in her perennial gardens. Rosemary took great pleasure in decorating her home for the holidays for her family and teaching to her grandkids. In fact, her greatest joys came from spending time with family and friends; all held a special place in her heart. She cherished the poems that her husband Donald wrote for her over the years; he was known as her “Prince” and she his “Peaches.” She was an avid Neil Diamond and Packer fan. Her Catholic faith was an integral part of her life and Rosemary felt very blessed to be a Eucharistic Minister and bring communion to the homebound. She was a member of St. Katharine Catholic Parish in Beaver Dam.
Survivors include her loving husband, Donald R. Schulz of Beaver Dam; her daughters, Melissa (Joe) Lake & granddaughters Rose and Carmen of Juneau with step-grandkids Ashton, Tyler, Molly and Abby of Missouri; Amy (Ryan) Baumeister & grandkids Adam and Carly of Green Bay; Gina (Ryan) Wittnebel & grandkids Cassidy, Olivia, and Mason of Mayville; step-children: Robin Schweder of Markesan & grandkids Kyle (Alicia) and their daughter Delaney, Landon, Mackenzie (Alex), and Courtney; Scott (Diana) Schulz of Markesan & grandkids Betsy and Erica (Jordan); Wendy Swenson of Green Bay; Lori Ystad Carpenter of WI Rapids & grandkids Alicia & Jenny; and Lisa Ystad of Milwaukee & grandson Nicholas. She is further survived by her siblings John A. Sparacino of South Padre Island, TX; Dolores (Charles) Peila of Rockford, IL and Charles (Patricia) Brackett of Rockford, IL; former husband, Robert E. Sette of Juneau; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents Anthony J. Sparacino and Malvina “Molly” Sparacino; brother Peter J. Brackett; sister Toni H. Sparacino; grandson Joshua Schulz; brother-in-law Willis Schulz and sister-in-law Phyllis Schulz.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com