|3/18/2014 10:52:00 AM|
Rosalia M. Michalski
Rosalia "Rose" Margaret Michalski, 84, of St. Cloud died Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home.
Mass of Christian burial celebrating her life was held on Saturday, March 15.
She is survived by her eight loving children, Judy (Claude "Bud") Michalski-Deering, Durango, Colo.; Mike (Sue) Michalski, Clearwater; Jane (Cleve) Johnston, Rice; Susan Burgess, St. Cloud; Jo Ann (George Schill) Repke; Clearwater; Sharon (James) Michalski-Lukach, Rice; Sandy (Mike) Zwilling, St. Cloud; Scott (Lori) Michalski, South Haven; her 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Joanie Wruck, St. Cloud and Hildegard Schneider, Sauk Rapids.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leopold and Margaret Donabauer; husband, Sylvester Michalski, brothers Herman, Ben, Al, Dan, Val, Gilbert "Gib," Florian "Timmy" and Leo Donabauer, and sisters, Gilberta "Bertha" Klein and Othalia "Tillie" Locken.
Rose was born April 12, 1929, on a farm near St. Joseph, to Leopold and Margaret (Reisinger) Donabauer. She grew up milking cows and working on the farm with her 12 brothers and sisters.
Rose married Sylvester Michalski on June 9, 1948, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Together the couple raised eight wonderful children on a 40 acre farm near Clearwater. Rose ran the Jack Frost barn for 12 years before moving to Annandale. She lived in Annandale with Sylvester for five years before they moved to Lake Mille Lacs which became home for many years before eventually moving near St. Augusta where she spent the rest of her life. She and her husband and also enjoyed trips to their second home in Okeechobee, Fla. for many years.
One of Rose's pleasures in life was cooking and baking for her family. Her children continued to call and ask for recipes or exactly how to make a certain dish.
Rose will be remembered for her love of family. She loved each of her eight children unconditionally. She had enthusiasm for life, learning, and laughter. She shared the gifts of caring, morals, hard work and enjoying each day to the fullest.
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