WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mrs. Rosemarie A. Wilson, 84, of Wilmington, Ill., passed away while surrounded by her loving family Sunday evening, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Chicago, Rosemarie was a daughter of the late Felix Peter "Phil" and Ann Barbara Trepes-Ruatto. She was raised and educated in Braidwood, Ill., and graduated from Reed-Custer High School with the Class of 1945.
Rosemarie worked for Rossi & Sons in Braidwood (1946-1947) prior to gaining employment with APSA (Ordinance Ammunition Center) in the Transportation Division from 1947-1952 as a Passenger Traffic Clerk.
She had a great fondness for socializing with family and friends and took pleasure in many memorable trips to Florida and Gatlinburg, Tenn. Rosemarie loved to dance and enjoyed playing board games with her grandkids. She truly cherished spending the holidays with her family and will forever be remembered for her warm smile and lifelong friendships.
Survivors include her loving children, Pam (William) Frizzell of Lisle, Ill., Sandra (Robert) Antle of Wilmington, and Gary Wilson (Kimberly Partridge) of Braidwood; and two granddaughters, Nicole Antle and Kristina Antle, both of Wilmington.
Rosemarie was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation and video tribute will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 15, in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 624 South Kankakee St., Wilmington, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, with the Rev. Steve Bondi and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Pallbearers will be Gary Wilson, Robert Antle, Bill Frizzell, Jim Heck, Nicole Antle and Kristina Antle.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Rosemarie's memory to The Silver Cross Foundation, 1900 Silver Cross Boulevard, New Lenox, Illinois 60451.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.FRBfuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. For additional information, call (815) 476-2181.