Aug. 14, 1910 Rockland La Crosse County Wisconsin, USA
Feb. 11, 2010 Wisconsin, USA
Mary Rose Brick (Rosemary), wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away at Rennes Health Center on Feb. 11, 2010. Rosemary was married to Lester Brick and spent most of her adult life as a farmwife in Askeaton, Wis. Rosemary was born to William A. Hannan and Mary Hannan (Scanlan) Aug. 14, 1910, in the Town of Rockland. She attended Rockland Grade School and East De Pere High School. After High School, she worked for the Brown County Elderly Hospital as an aid. She met Lester B. Brick in 1931 at a dance in Morrison, Wis., and they married in 1939. Together, they raised four children on a dairy farm in Askeaton that they operated from 1946 to 1971. In 1971, Rosemary moved to Greenleaf, where she worked for the Wrightstown Public School System and volunteered as a Treasurer for the Greenleaf VFW and the Senior Living Center in Kaukauna. Rosemary was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Askeaton. In 1999, Rosemary moved to De Pere and resided in De Pere until her death.
Rosemary is survived by three children and their spouses, Larry (Marge) Brick, De Pere, Wis.; Robert (Anna) Brick, Greenleaf, Wis.; Mark (Mary) Brick, Fort Collins, Colo.; ten grandchildren, Lori (Scott) Koehler, Menasha; Brian (Tiffany) Brick, De Pere; Patrick (Amy) Brick, Greenleaf; Bradley (special friend, Kim Martin) Brick, Norfolk, Va.; Matt (Holly) Brick, Greenleaf; Michelle (R.J.) Nord, Minneapolis, Minn.; Marty (Heather) Brick, Columbus, Ohio; Tim Brick, Minneapolis, Minn.; Leslie Brick, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Chris Brick, Boulder, Colo. Rosemary also had 11 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Jane Brick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Brick; son, Rodger Brick; sisters, Helen Hoffman, Luella Brady, and Sylvia Kennedy; brothers, Harold and William Hannan II; and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Rosemary lived an active life, raising four children and involved with St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Senior Living Center, Kaukauna, Golden Ager's, and other local groups. She was dedicated to her children, grandchildren and friends, but touched the lives of many during her life with her honesty and the ability to talk with young and old. Her enthusiasm for life will live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family asks that contributions can be made to the local charity of your choice.
Visitation for Rosemary will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Clare Parish - St. Patrick site, St. Pat's Church Rd., Askeaton from 9 a.m. until Mass time. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken and Fr. Al Geiser concelebrating. Rosemary will be buried at St Patrick Catholic Church cemetery in Askeaton, Wis. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Brick family.
The Brick family would like to thank everyone at Rennes Health Center for their love and care to the family and to Rosemary, also a thank you to Heartland Hospice for all they have done.