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Obituary for Rose Ryback

March 8, 1930 – April 18, 2023

Rose Ryback, 93, passed away at her residence in Sturtevant on April 18. 2023.

She was born on March 8, 1930, the daughter of the late John and Apolonia (nee Wolman) Grudzinski.

Rose Ryback
Rose Ryback

In her earlier years, she enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening and canning. However, she was always happiest cooking and caring for her family; especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son and daughters, Gary (Julie) Ryback, Gail (Everitt) Coombs, Deb (Julian) Opificius, and Donna Dunk; grandchildren, Paul Loughan, CarrieAnn Kennemur, Christine Hesser, David Ryback, Nicole John, Lucas Coombs, Alex Opificius, Stephen Opificius, Kirk Dunk, and Zachary Dunk; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Edwin Zdanowicz; sisters-in-law, JoAnn (Dennis) Smith, and Jean Ryback; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ryback, and eight brothers and sisters.


Family and friends are invited to meet at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, for a visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. A service will take place at 11 a.m. Her interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Caledonia.

A heartfelt thank you to Compassus Hospice for the loving and professional attention Rose received while under their care.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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