Rosemary A. Risen

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Rosemary A. Risen, 87, of Gillett, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Rosemary was born on Jan. 9, 1930, to the late Julius and Emily (Holt) Miller. She married Wallace Risen Jr. in 1961. Rosemary was a member of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Some great joys in Rosemary’s life were quilting, farming and nursing.

Rosemary is survived by her son, Wallace (Sheri) Risen III; grandson, Wallace Risen IV; granddaughters, Maria (BJ) McCarthy and Raelene Hellminger; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Makswell, Kadence, Seth, Sawyer, AJ, Terry, Taylor and Rylee. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace, her parents and her brother, Robert.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Gillett Baptist Church from 9-10:45 a.m. with the funeral service starting at 11 a.m. with Pastor Reggie Reinhold officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wanderers Rest Cemetery in Gillett.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family.

Online condolences can be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the Gillett Area Ambulance squad for the assistance provided to Rosemary in her time of need. Further thanks are extended to Paul and Bonnie Ruch, Pastor Reggie Reinhold, the Hosmon family, the Smits family and many other friends too numerous to count for the friendship and support they have shown Rosemary and her family over the years.