Rosemary A. “Rose” Lynch, age 88, of Gladstone, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at U.P. Health Systems Marquette.
Rose was born April 6, 1932, in Escanaba, the daughter of Adrian and Idapetronella “Delia” (Dousi) Hurkmans. She grew up in Northland before moving to Escanaba. On April 15, 1948, Rose was united in marriage to John “Jack” Lynch at All Saints Church. Together, they shared 47 wonderful years.
Over the years, Rose loved going places, especially the trip she took with friends to Medjugorje. She loved her pilgrimage with her daughter, Sue to EWTN where she got to meet Mother Angelica. Rose was a talented seamstress, she made both of her daughter’s wedding gowns and their bridesmaid dresses. She also baked and decorated many wedding cakes all while raising six kids at home. Rose was a former den mother too. She was a devoted parishioner of All Saints Church where she attended daily mass and was a eucharistic minister. She also was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society. She was involved with the funeral committee and enjoyed making crafts and being involved with the Harvest Bazaar.
Rose also worked at selling Avon for several years where she earned several presidential awards through the company. Rose and her husband Jack enjoyed all the time they spent at their camp year round. They loved snowmobiling and they loved going camping with family and friends.
Lastly, Mom was a very creative and intelligent woman. She was smart in math and also loved watching wheel of fortune and enjoyed solving the puzzles even as her health deteriorated.
Rose is survived by her children, John (Lucille) Lynch, Karen (Jay) Belcher, Susan (Steve) Javurek, Mike (Lori) Lynch, Scott Lynch, and Keith (Susie) Lynch, sister Caroline Lynch, brother Tony (Sonya) Hurkmans, and grandchildren, Allen (Dallas) Denoo, Ron (Katrina) Denoo, Deana (Michael) Elson, Michael (Brenda) Lahti, Stacy (Gerry) Wilson, Tara (Jerry) Weaver, Stephen (Brooke) Javurek, Michael (Sandy) Lynch, Robert (Jesse) Lynch, Terry Lynch, Christopher (Maddi) Lynch, Jack Lynch, 33 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Pat (Jackie) Lynch, and sister-in-laws Bernice Lynch, Millie Hurkmans, and Bonnie Hurkmans.
Rose is preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Lynch, her parents, sisters Maryann, Ann, Millie, Therese, Betty, Lucy, and Marge, brothers Jim, Nick, Bill, Joe, and Guy, brother-in-laws Jim Lynch, Francis Lynch, Edward Lynch, and Daniel Lynch, and sister-in-law Dorothy Spaulding.
Family will receive friends on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian burial honoring Rose will follow visiting at 1:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Rose will be laid to rest in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.