Rosalie Babicky

Rosalie Babicky, 79, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was born on Dec. 5, 1937, to the late Emerald and Leona (Buschena) Reed in Brookfield.

Rosalie graduated from Hartford High School with the Class of 1955. Rosalie Reed married Walter Babicky on May 11, 1957. The couple traveled while Walter served in the military.

Rosalie started a band called Midnight Special, and she loved playing music with her friends and family over the years. She owned and operated the Long Branch Saloon in Hintz, bartended at several other local bars and worked at Memline. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, playing guitar and her chickens.

Rosalie is survived by her three children, Kenneth (Kris) Babicky, of Breed, Jackie Miller, of Gillett and Deven Babicky, of Breed; her brother, Vincent Reed, of Montana; her mother-in-law, Lucille Babicky, of Random Lake; grandchildren, Brian, Kyle, Ryan, Mandi, Gatlin, Colten (Abby), Tyler (Sam) and Rylie; great-grandchildren, Gage and Wyatt. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and her brother, Pete Reed.

Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. Rosalie will be interred in Breed Union Cemetery at a later date.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A special thank you to Woodland Village Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice and their staffs for the care and compassion shown to Rosalie during her time of need, especially Jennifer Burt.