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Rosemary A. Kusters

July 19, 1922 - March 28, 2020
Racine, WI


Life Story / Obituary


Rosemary A. Kusters passed away on Saturday March 28, 2020. She was born on July 19,1922 in Janesville, Wi to Elwin L. and Camilla Barker Waters. She moved to Racine in 1936, where she met the love of her life Theodore J. (Ted) Kusters and was married on January 18, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Rev. Michael Plale. She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore (Ted) Kusters, her mother Camilla B. DeGuire, her sister and brother in law Geraldine (Geri) and LeRoy (Lee) Harris, her son in law, Jerome (Jerry) Berens of Marietta, Ga and her grandson Christopher Musiel, and her special little canines, Mimi, Alexis and Willie.

Rosemary is survived by her daughters Joyce A. Berens of Marietta, Ga, Georgene (Donald) Kapla, her sons William (Nora) Kusters and Mark Kusters, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, and daughters in law Lory K. Brown and JoAnn Tessmer and many friends and relatives.

Rosemary is a Charter member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She is a former member of the Elk’s Auxiliary, American Business-Women’s Association, Racine Scout Drum Corp Parents Club, 4-H Food Leader, Brownie Leader at Sacred Heart School, Cub Scout Den Mother at Trautwein School, Racine Moose Women’s 631 Drill Team, Kenosha Moose Has-Beens officers club. She is currently a member of Racine Moose Chapter 631 where she held many chairman and officers positions, and the Kenosha Moose Chapter 155 and the Southern Wisconsin Moose Council of Higher Degree. She received her College Of Regents Degree at Mooseheart on June 8, 1975.

Rosemary was employed at Three Sisters, Murray Held, Robert Hall, Sears, and last working for Racine Unified in Food Service for 17 years, and Retired from Case High School in December 1992. She was Food Service Steward for Local 152.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

There was a private burial at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32.