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In Memory of

Rose Marie Martinson

September 27, 1923 - May 15, 2012

Obituary


Rose Marie Martinson of Hayward passed away on May 15, 2012, at Waters Edge Nursing Home of ovarian cancer. Rose was born at home to John and Mary Savitski on September 27, 1923, her birth being recorded in the family Bible.
As a young woman during the war years, Rose worked in manufacturing plants in Chicago. She returned to Hayward and married John Martinson on December 27, 1944. They purchased a farm on Obrien Hill and had a family. As was typical for the time, Rose preserved food from the garden, sewed and cooked,...

Rose Marie Martinson of Hayward passed away on May 15, 2012, at Waters Edge Nursing Home of ovarian cancer. Rose was born at home to John and Mary Savitski on September 27, 1923, her birth being recorded in the family Bible.
As a young woman during the war years, Rose worked in manufacturing plants in Chicago. She returned to Hayward and married John Martinson on December 27, 1944. They purchased a farm on Obrien Hill and had a family. As was typical for the time, Rose preserved food from the garden, sewed and cooked, and helped with the farm. She was active in 4H and the Sawyer County Fair. Jobs outside the home included being a waitress at the Walker Hotel coffee shop and other eating establishments. Rose attended cooking classes and obtained certification as a commercial cook. She also became certified as a CNA and worked at the Hayward Hospital. Rosie was known far and wide for "Rosie's Field," a landmark for many cross country skiers and fat tire bicycle enthusiasts. She spent several years travelling to Madison to spend time with her grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her sons, Raymond of Menomonie, Leslie of Hayward, and Alan (Jodi) of Middleton and a daughter, Elaine (John) Peterson of Madison; her grandchildren Cecelia Thompson (nee Peterson) and Angela Otterson (nee Peterson); and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three brothers. They are Jacob of Hayward, Andrew (Pauline) of Minnesota, and Martin (Dorothy) of Illinois, and one sister, Anne (Clarence) Good of Naperville, Illinois,
She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Dale and John; five sisters, Agnes Githens, Betty Butzler, Eva Hamblin, Cecelia Bubelka and Martha (infant); and two brothers , John and Pete.