Rosa, 86, a long time resident of Sun City, passed away on April 28, 2020 peacefully, at home with her family.
Rosa was born in a small town in Germany and was the youngest of 7 children. There, she got to know her future husband, Herbert, who was also from the same small town. In 1954, after Herbert had immigrated to Timmins, Ontario, Canada, Rosa joined him, and they were married. They also lived in Sudbury, Ontario, where Rosa owned a successful coffee shop. In 1965, the couple continued to build their life together in New Berlin, WI.
Then, in 1986, they moved to Sun City, AZ so that Rosa could be closer to her sister, Emma Ritter.
Rosa was a loyal friend and a hard worker who deeply cared about what she was doing. She enjoyed bowling, singing with the Sun City German choir and playing cards with friends.
Rosa will be missed by her family and the many friends she made along the way. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Herbert; her daughter, Ursula; her son, David; daughter-in-law, Karen; and two grandchildren, Ava and Lara.
A private family funeral service was recently held at Sunland Funeral Home, and a ‘CELEBRATION OF LIFE” will be scheduled for a later date.