Rose Gerber, 71, Beaver Dam

November 28, 2018

Rose M. Gerber, 71, Beaver Dam, formerly of Columbus, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Visitation will take place Monday, Dec. 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wilke officiating. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens at a later date.

Rose was born May 30, 1947, to Walter and Betty (Franklin) Otto in Beloit. She was united in marriage Feb. 27, 1970, to Philip Gerber in Beaver Dam. Rose worked as a nurse for the Columbus Hospital and for the Columbus Nursing Home. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing bingo and taking bus trips to casinos. But mostly Rose loved spending the holidays and time with her family.

She will be missed by her husband, Phillip; daughters, Shawn (Chad) Laehr of Watertown and Darcy Gerber of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Jeffrey Lindert of Beaver Dam, Nick Lindert of Beaver Dam, Megan Lindert of Madison, Emily Radke of Columbus and Eric Radke of Columbus; and her sister and brother, Mary Pieper and Louis Otto both of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Michael and Walter Jr.; and sister, Louise “Sissy” Otto.

If desired, memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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