Rose Marie Deters

obit_Deters_WEBRose Marie Deters, 90, of Eitzen, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a 17 year battle with cancer on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.

She was born March 4, 1922 in Caledonia, to Peter and Catherine (Greisch) Privet. She married Erwin “Erv” A. Deters on June 1, 1944 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2005.

Rose Marie spent 17 years providing home daycare to many children and she touched their lives in a special way. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women and she enjoyed sewing and playing cards.

She is survived by her 6 children, LeRoy (Cathy) Deters of Honolulu, Hawaii, Bernadette (Paul) Bladl of Lewisville, Tex., Carlene (Ken) Denton of Sparta, Wis., Rosine (Mac) Macomber of Caledonia, Minn., Jerry (Sally) Deters of Ames, Iowa, and Renee (Rich) Orth of Eitzen, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; a brother, Ronald (Melba) Privet of Caledonia, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brothe- in-law, Eileen and Luman Welscher, and a brother and sister-in-law, LaVern and Nadine Privet, a nephew Robert Deters, and a niece Linda Peterson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Jan 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 450 S. Pine St., Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be Tues. from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holy Family Hall, next to the church, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wed. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.

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