Rosanne Walerak, 60

Published 9:54 am Monday, December 21, 2015

Rosanne Walerak, 60, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her loving family.

Rosanne Walerak, 60

Rosanne Walerak, 60

Rosanne was born June 20, 1955, in Carroll, Iowa, to Walter and Bernice Pudenz. She was united in marriage to Robert Walerak at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek 36 years ago.

Rosanne enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling, and spending time with family — especially her grandchildren.

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Survivors include her husband, Robert Walerak, Rose Creek, Minnesota; four children: Michael (Joni) Walerak, Zumbrota, Minnesota, Sara Walerak, Kasson, Minnesota, Amy (Joshua) Hanzlicek, Medford, Minnesota, Joseph (Alexis Peck) Walerak, Hayfield, Minnesota; four grandchildren: Riley, Bentley, Mya, and Kora; six siblings: Mary Lee (Terry) Kueper, Rochester, Minnesota, Janet (Ron) Henry, Zumbrota, Minnesota, Dale (Therese) Pudenz, West Salem, Wisconsin, Karen (Harold) Schlichter, Rochester, Minnesota, Glen (Linda) Pudenz, New Lisbon, Wisconsin, Jay (Lisa) Pudenz, Rose Creek, Minnesota; many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Rose Creek. Memorials are preferred to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester. Condolences may be left online at