Rose Allen, 85

Rose Rempe Allen, 85, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at JMMMC in Broken Bow. She was born May 25, 1925, at Oconto, to Frank and Josephine (Stejskal) Hladky. She graduated from Oconto High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Joseph L. Rempe Sept. 17, 1946. To this union were born four children; Mary Jo, Jim, Anna Marie and Steve. Rose and Joe lived in Pleasanton for two years before returning to Oconto. After Joe's death in 1978, Rose married Walter (Chalk) Allen of Berwyn in 1990. They lived at Berwyn until Chalk's death in 1996, when she returned to Oconto. Rose was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto and later St. Boniface Church in Callaway. She was a member of the St. Mary's Altar Society. She was also a member of the Oconto Lioness, Oconto Senior Citizens and Custer County Eight and 40. She was a member and a Gold Star Sister of the American Legion Auxiliary. Family was very important to Rose. She loved attending family gatherings. She was very supportive of her children and all of their activities. She liked being outdoors and enjoyed gardening. She enjoyed playing cards especially at the Oconto Card Club and at the Oconto Senior Citizens Center. She was very active and liked to go places. She was fond of dancing and loved bowling. Survivors include daughters, Mary Jo Rempe of Oconto and Anna (Bob) Schneider of Grand Island, and sons, Jim (Jan) Rempe of Oconto and Steve (Tammie) Rempe of Loveland Colo.; five grandchildren; four great- granddaughters; one brother, Joseph Hladky of Ravenna, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; brothers, Frank and Victor Hladky; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Violet Clouse, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law. Wake services were Sunday, Dec. 26, and funeral services were Monday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Rescue Squad or the Oconto American Legion Auxiliary. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.