Rosemary R Karls
July 15, 1927 - Feb. 15, 2023
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023
11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Rosemary R Karls
Chilton, WI

Rosemary R. “Rosie” Karls, age 95, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at her home in Chilton.  She was born July 15, 1927 in Kloten, Wisconsin, daughter of the late John & Rose (Wettstein) Propson.  

Rosie married Cyril Karls on August 2, 1949 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton and the couple farmed together after moving to Quinney in 1955 until the mid 1990's when they sold off their herd.  Around 2012, Rosie moved from the family farm and settled in the City of Chilton.  Early in her life, she helped on the family farm along with babysitting.  For several months she hopped a bus to Milwaukee to work for two elderly women and their brother. With the news of her father's death, she immediately moved back home in order to help with the family farm until she was able to transition to serving as a waitress in the restaurant industry where she met Cyril.  She taught herself to play the accordion and initially played at a couple weddings, then later when living on the farm, her and a neighbor would bring out the accordion and play for family and friends. Rosie enjoyed going dancing and traveling with Cyril, playing Sheepshead, crocheting and knitting. She also worked hard as a farmer's wife along with gardening, baking, and canning.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Elizabeth Parish in Kloten. 

Survivors include her children: Jeanette Adkins, Barbara (Mike) Tasch, Nancy (Dave) Bolz, Darlene Gerner; 8 grandchildren: Amy (Brian) Fucile, Sheila Adkins, Daniel (Emily) Adkins, Chad Tasch, Tanya (Michael) LaMontagne, Kevin Tasch, Shane (Lindsey) Gerner, & Lance Gerner; 15 great grandchildren; 3 siblings: Dolores Sell, Alice Sabel, Dorothy Gerner, and sister-in-law: Viola Propson. 
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings and siblings-in-law:  Leander (Viola) Propson, Gregor (Rose) Propson, Erwin (Eleanor) Propson, Arthur (Doris) Propson, John (Lydia) Propson, Isabella (Leo) Miller, Joseph (Bernice) Propson, Andrew (Ginny) Propson, Theodore Propson, Anthony Sabel, Robert Gerner, Evangeline (Lloyd) Draheim.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Jon Thorson officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Kloten.  Friends may call at the church from 10:00 am until 11:15 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

To see a memorial video in honor of Rosemary, or to view flowers given to the family, please click HERE
Sorry to hear about Rosie. She was the nicest lady. Glad I got to see her back in October.

Todd Propson - Feb. 22, 2023

Our sincere condolences to you all. It is such a gift to have had your mom this amount of time to share all
your memories.

Paul and Sharon Bruckner (Friend and classmate of daughter. ) - Feb. 22, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We are sure the Lord is waiting with open arms for Rosie!

Terry and Arleen Fluhr - Feb. 21, 2023

Cannot ever remember meeting Rosie that she didn't have a good word and big smile on her face! She is the last Quinney gal of that generation! Our Mom Madeline Ecker Martha Ecker Ruby Gerner and Rosie! My last memory of the four together was at the Quinney Quencher having a beer!

June And Ben Burg (Neighbor and Friend) - Feb. 21, 2023

My sympathy goes out to the entire family .She was a very special lady , always there to support everyone including great grandchildren .Anyone lucky enough to know her has lost a true friend and will be missed .Sorry due to another commitment i will be unable to attend the funeral but will have all of you in my thoughts and prayers .God Bless : sincerly gerry steffenS6fIv

Gerry steffen (Friend) - Feb. 20, 2023

Aunt Rosie you will be sadly missed, to all my cousins you have our sympathies

Mark, and Darlene Propson and famiky (Nephew) - Feb. 19, 2023

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Darlene. She was such a beautiful lady with such a sweet smile. Thinkin of all of your family during this difficult time. Sending Hugs

Ann Konen - Feb. 19, 2023

Darlene,so sorry to hear of your mom's passing,she was such a sweet lady to know.peace be with your family at this sad time.

GENE,COlleen Enneper (Friend) - Feb. 18, 2023

Our sympathy during this difficulty time.

Larry & Barb Joas - Feb. 18, 2023

So sorry for your loss. A mother's love is precious.
Our sympathy,
Pat & Margie Winkler

Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel (classmate of daughters) - Feb. 18, 2023

Went to school in Stockbridge. Sorry for your loss. You're all in my prayers. God bless.

Carol Schwobe ( Giebel ) (Friend of children ) - Feb. 17, 2023

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