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Rosella Gerrits passed into Jesus' arms peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 81. Rosella was born in Butternut, Wisconsin on June 7, 1924, daughter of the late Herman and Edna Rominski Hildebrand, Sr. She married Arthur Pociask, and he preceded her in death in 1956. In 1962 she married Wilbert Gerrits, and he preceded her in death in 2000. Rosella was a great cook, and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and loved ones. Even though she was good in the kitchen, it was no secret that her own favorite meal was Kentucky Fried Chicken! She also loved to dance, especially the polka. She was also a talented card player, and was happy to take you on in a lively game of smear. Rosella was a devout, faith-filled woman, who prayed and received communion regularly.

Rosella is survived by six children: Barbara Baumann of Kimberly; Daniel Gwen Pociask of Menasha; Sandra David Berghuis of Little Chute; Lawrence Deborah Gerrits of Kimberly; Timothy Tamela Pociask of Neenah; Renee Jeffery Pynenberg of Little Chute; nineteen grandchildren: Kelly Eric Romenesko, Todd Julie Baumann, Ryan Michelle Pociask, Samuel Pociask, Stacie Brian Bergeron, Troy Berghuis, Tessa Scott Pataska, Angel Mike Krueger, Amber Gerrits, Luke Sonya Gerrits, Sheila Pociask, Briana Pociask, Andrew Pociask, Christopher Pynenberg, Morgan Pynenberg, Carter Pynenberg, Chad Spierings, Kristy Paul Schreiber, and Cory Spierings; eighteen great-grandchildren; five brothers: Oscar 'Whitie' Hildebrand of Little Chute, Herman Donna Hildebrand of Freedom, Kenneth Roseann Hildebrand of Neenah, David Susan Hildebrand of Neenah, and Bernard Janet Hildebrand of Neenah; three sisters: Ruth John Vander Wielen of Kimberly, Diane Patrick Derby of Mountain Home, AR, and Judy Robert Paessler of Little Chute. Rosella is also survived by Arthur and Wilbert's many brothers and sisters, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a daughter Debra Spierings in 1996, a great-granddaughter Samantha Krueger, a sister Norma Rene Gossens, and a brother Carl Hildebrand.

The funeral liturgy for Rosella will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street in Little Chute with Fr. Ken Frozena officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery in Neenah. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the hour of the service.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff at Century Oaks Westridge in Menasha for taking such wonderful care of Rose; to Heartland Hospice for their expertise and compassion, and to Joyce Janssen for her many prayers, visits, and for bringing Rosella communion.

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136

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