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Rose Watkins

October 5, 1939 — June 26, 2024

Rose A. Watkins, a beloved member of the Oshkosh community, passed away peacefully at Country Villa in Omro, WI on June 26, 2024, at the age of 84. She was born on October 5, 1939, in Oshkosh, WI, and was the loving wife of Ralph Watkins and the devoted mother of Michael Watkins. She graduated from Omro High School in 1957.

Rose lived a life filled with love and passion for her family and community. Her garden, a sanctuary of colorful blooms and fresh produce, was her pride and joy, reflecting her vibrant spirit and nurturing nature. She was known for her generosity in sharing the bounty of her garden with others and for her culinary skills, always eager to experiment with new recipes and delighting those around her with her delicious meals.

Beyond her home, Rose was an active member of her church, where her caring presence and dedication shone brightly. Her kindness and compassion touched the lives of all who knew her, leaving a lasting impact on the community she cherished.

Rose is survived by her husband, Ralph; son, Michael; sisters Florence Diel and Mary Haasch; and sisters-in-law, Iris Diel and Betty Watkins

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, George & Mary (Macho) Diel; brothers, George E. (DeLaine) Diel and John (Sandra) Diel; sisters, Joan (Hubert) Doro, Ellen (Russell Sr.) Frees and Frances Diel; Parents-in-law, Earl & Laura Watkins Sr; brothers-in-law, Francis Haasch, Earl Watkins Jr. and Ken (Judy) Watkins

A visitation to celebrate Rose's life will be held at Martin Luther Lutheran Church on July 3, 2024, starting at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am. This gathering will provide an opportunity for family and friends to come together, share stories, and honor the memory of a remarkable woman who brought light and warmth to those around her.

Rose will be deeply missed but forever remembered for her love, generosity, and unwavering faith. May her legacy of kindness and grace continue to inspire all who knew her.

The Watkins family would like to thank the staff at Country Villa in Omro, as well as the staff with Compassus Hospice for their loving care of Rose.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rose Watkins, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

1526 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

1526 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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