Rose Marie Platta
Rose Marie Platta, age 89, beloved wife of the late Richard Platta, devoted mother to Rhonda Karlen, Robin Chimniak, and Royce Platta, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Bell Tower Residence in Merrill, Wisconsin, where she had resided since March of 2015, most recently under the care of Aspirus at Home Hospice. Visitation will be held at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home, 948 Grand Ave., Schofield, on Friday, March 19, 2021, from 4:30 to 5:30. Prayer service will be at 5:30. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1708 E. 10th St., Merrill. The mass will be live streamed on FaceBook.
Rose Marie Platta was born August 26, 1931 in Wausau, Wisconsin, to the late Martha Halkoski (nee Kruzicki) and George Halkoski. She attended grade school and graduated from Wausau High School in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1949. On May 5, 1951, she married Richard at St. James Church in Wausau, and resided in the Wausau area, with the exception of 1987 to 2012 when she and Richard resided in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Rose is survived by one sister-in-law, Pat Platta. She is also survived by her children Rhonda (Michael) Karlen, Robin (Richard) Chimniak, and Royce (Linda) Platta. She was grandmother to Kari (Scott) Dahlke, Kali (Rebecca) Karlen, and Chouinard Chimniak, great grandmother to six children, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her sister Mary Jane (Greg) Holzem, brother-in-law Arnold (Arlette) Platta, brother-in-law Vilas Platta, brother-in-law Arthur (Nancy) Platta, and sister-in-law Sally (James) Borski.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Bell Tower Residence for their unwavering commitment and care to both Rose and Richard and for keeping them in their familiar surroundings to the very end. We would also like to extend our thanks to Aspirus at Home Hospice for bringing peace and comfort to Rose in her final days.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Aspirus Hospice, Bell Tower Residence, or donations for the family to hold memorial masses in Rose’s name. John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at HonorOne.com