Rosanne Kay Krupicka, 69

Published 7:01 am Saturday, April 18, 2020

Rosanne Kay Krupicka, 69, of Austin, Minnesota, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in the ICU at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester. She learned of her terminal illness only days before her death.

Rosanne Kay Krupicka, 69

Rosanne was an only child, born to George Joseph and Lorrayne Viola (Hammel) Krupicka on Dec. 24, 1950, in Austin. She graduated from Austin High School in 1969 and later received a degree in bookkeeping/accounting. She moved with her mother when Lorrayne attended Mankato State University and lived with her mother in Buffalo, Minnesota, from 1971 to 1979. They moved back to Austin in 1979 and Rose worked for a time doing bookkeeping for a small Austin business.

Rosanne loved her cats, Kendall and Jennifer. She and her mother always had a couple of cats and loved them all. Rose was passionate about watching football, both college and professional. She enjoyed reading magazines, listening to her beloved Beatles records and watching TV. Her favorite show was “Law and Order.” She also loved Star Trek and older TV shows in general. She enjoyed talking on the phone. Rose loved her Uncle Milford Hammel, an engineer who did work for the space program when he was alive. He always made sure his sister and niece were taken care of.

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Rosanne was a loving and devoted daughter and took wonderful care of her mom while she was still at home. While her mom was in Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Roseanne visited her faithfully. Rose loved her cousins; they were her family. She worried about them and always prayed for their well-being. When she was so ill, she thought about her friend from church, Ozzie, and her close high school friend, Barb, and wished she could see them.

Rose was a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, George, in 1960; and her mother, Lorrayne, in 2016. Rose is survived by her “double” cousin, “sister” and friend, Shareen (Don) Krupicka Carlson of Austin, and their children, Dr. Shari Jainuddin of California and Robert (Staci) Schmidt of Austin and their families; cousins, Shawn (John) Krupicka Gutowski, Lonny (Carie) Krupicka and family and their mother, Audrey Knutson Krupicka, all of Minnesota; Scarlett (William) Krupicka Glover of Olympia, Washington, and their children, James (Nancy) Glover of California, Jason (Erin) Glover of Washington and Jill (Delain) Glover Johnson of Washington; Jack (Charlotte) Krupicka of St. George, Utah, and their children, Daniel (Dixie) Krupicka of Utah, Linda (Kevin) Krupicka Taylor of California, Nancy (Ray) Krupicka Cottrell of Minnesota and Wendy (Matthew) Krupicka Sommers of Illinois, and their families; first cousins, Leonard Krupicka and Marion Krupicka Quirin, both of Austin, and their families; Donna Tanner, Sonja Thompson, Carol Roberts and Sherry Knapp and their families; and more cousins too numerous to list.

She will always be remembered by the ending of her phone messages: “This is Rose, Goodbye!”

Private funeral services will be held with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mower County Humane Society. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.