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Rosemarie Margaret Gleason

October 5, 1928 — October 21, 2022

Corcoran

Rosemarie Margaret Gleason

Rosemarie Margaret (Theis) Gleason
October 5, 1928 to October 21, 2022

Rosemarie, formerly from Maple Grove and life-long member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Corcoran has been released from her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Preceded in death by husband of 39 years John C. Gleason, parents Adam J. and Mary Theis, brothers Clarence (Gert), Wallace, Jerome, John, Edward, and sister Florence (Joe) Hurkman, sister-in-law Mary (Ray) Abeln, brother-in-law Vernon Hackenmueller.

Survived by sons, Thomas (Kathy), Patrick (Laurie), Dennis (Kim), Phillip (Laurie) and Jack (Deann), and daughters Maggie (Mike) Albers, Jeanne (Bill) Schmelzer, Carey Gleason (Ted Vaaler), and Mary Gleason; twenty grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Agatha Hackenmueller and Marguerite (Ron) Klaers; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Rosie was a 1946 Robbinsdale High School graduate and a proud 4-H Health Queen. Life on the farm was not always easy, but she enjoyed many years of a busy life without complaint. Her optimistic attitude and ability to find humor in almost any situation kept her and those around her laughing. After raising her nine kids, she relaxed by working at Prudential Insurance, bowling, bull riding, serving as Secretary Treasurer on the St. Patrick’s Cemetery Board, dancing, traveling the world (Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Holland, Panama Canal, Hawaii), volunteering (St. Therese gift shop), and donating to the casinos. Her winning-streak started at the age of three when she won a 1932 Pontiac. She carried her enthusiasm for gambling forward with decades of family card and poker games. Throughout her life, she gave thanks to God for the many blessings she received.

She will be remembered for her rosy cheeks, contagious giggle and always getting the last word with her rejoinder “I love you more.”

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program.

Mailing Address
600 Highland Avenue
MC 2420
Madison, Wisconsin 53792-2420

https://www.adrc.wisc.edu .

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 12 at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 20000 County Rd 10, Corcoran, with visitation one hour prior to Mass.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday, November 11 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Social Hall, 20000 County Rd 10, Corcoran.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle-Corcoran

20000 County Highway 10, Corcoran, MN 55340

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle-Corcoran

20000 County Highway 10, Corcoran, MN 55340

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