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Rose Ann Mirkes

April 19, 1939 — August 31, 2016

Rose Schumacher Mirkes, age 77, of Appleton, was called to Jesus Christ our Savior on August 31, 2016. She was born at home on the family's farm; the daughter of the late Henry and Agnes (Biese) Schumacher. Rose was married to Robert Mirkes for eighteen years and together they were blessed with two beautiful daughters.
She is survived by her two daughters, Dorothy Mirkes Lopez and Debbie Mirkes; grandchildren, Anna (Adam) Mancheski, Alex, Lacie and Aaron Lopez. She was also blessed to have a great grandchild, Ariel Mancheski. Further survivors include: Jane Schumacher, Bernard Schumacher, Tom (Maryann) Lancour and Betty Miller.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, Richard (Wilma) Schumacher, Roger Schumacher, Lucille Schumacher and Al Miller.
She will be greatly missed by her partner of twenty-five years, Richard K. in which both are friends of Bill W. Rose touched so many lives with her stories of experience, strength and hope.
The funeral liturgy will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street in Appleton. Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wichmann Fargo Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Visitation will continue on Monday, starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at church. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Rose's name. Online condolences can be offered at
The family would like to thank all of you for supporting Rose and being there for her whenever she needed anything.

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