Rose Katherine Kreitzer, 91, passed away on Deecember 5, 2018, at Ridgewood Care Center. She was born on October 15, 1927, in Racine County to Matthew and Francis (Ribaric) Kreitzer.

She attended William Horlick High School and graduated in June 1945, and got her Bachelor of Education Degree from the former Dominican College in Racine and also received a Masters of Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee. Rose was employed at various offices in Racine and taught in Racine and Kenosha schools.

She attended the Queenship of Mary Chapel in Sturtevant, where the Roman Catholic Latin Tridentine Mass was offered. Rose was also a member of Fr. Nicholas Gruner’s Fatima Center, Servants of Jesus and Mary.

Surviving are her brother, Frank (Nan) Kreitzer of Wauwatosa; brother-in-law, Ray Carolyn; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Mary Carolyn and Ann F. Sadowski, and brother-in-law Jerome L. Sadowski.

Friends and relatives are invited to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, located at 4816 7th Avenue in Kenosha, for visitation from 10-11 a.m. After mass at 11, the burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, located on Hwy 32 in the Village of Caledonia. Rose will be laid to rest next to her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to Fr. Nicolas Gruner’s Fatima Center USA, Inc., P.O. Box 1470, Buffalo, NY 14240-9935, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Kenosha, WI, St. Lucy’s Catholic Church of Racine, WI, or Pro-Life of Wisconsin.

Rose would like to thank all those who cared and prayed for her, and especially the staff at Ridgewood for their care and compassion over the years.