Helen Rosa

CRYSTAL FALLS – Helen E. Rosa, 88, of Crystal Falls passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis.

She was born on Dec. 26, 1924, in Florence, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Merhalski) Vross.

Helen married Lawrence Rosa in Florence. and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005. She loved her family and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her husband, sons and extended family. Helen worked at a number of businesses in Crystal Falls, including Plowe Furniture.

She was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls, and the Tufts-Rondin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2891 of Crystal Falls.

Helen is survived by two sons, John Rosa of Marquette, and Mike Rosa of Minneapolis; one sister-in-law, Alice “Lesh” Vross of Groton, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Lawrence, she was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence; six brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Prayers will be recited Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angles Catholic Church. Rev. Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Helen, or leave a condolence for her family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls to honor Helen’s legacy of life.