In Memory of Rose Skramstad

Private Family Mass

St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

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Rose Mary (McCabe) Skramstad, age 84 of Prescott, WI, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on January 2, 2021. Rose was born August 12, 1936 in St. Peter, MN to Gerald and Rose McCabe. She graduated from St. Peter High School and worked at her parent’s bakery “McCabe Bakery.”  She then moved to Claremore, Oklahoma with her husband, where they raised their 4 children.

Rose broke barriers when she was the first woman to be employed at Sun Oil Refinery, where she worked as a Crude Unit Operator until she moved to Prescott, WI in 1980. Rose was employed at Ashland (Marathon) Refinery in 1980, where she worked until retiring in 1999.

Rose enjoyed spending time with her family, volunteering at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Caring and Sharing Hands and the Prescott Food Shelf. She was very selfless, often putting others needs before her own.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Rose McCabe; siblings: Cyril (Dorothy) McCabe, Gerald McCabe, Evelyn (Bob) Welch, Delores (Forrest) Ashcraft, LaJune (Harvey) Hall and Yvonne (Donnie) Heilman.

Rose will remain in the hearts of her loving children: Gerald (Yvette) Spiess, Richard Skramstad, Dennis Skramstad and Lisa (Philip) Seifert; along with her 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Prescott, WI, with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family of Rose prefers memorials to be sent to: The Family of Rose Skramstad, O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Road, P.O. Box 154, Prescott, WI  54021.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.

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  • So sorry to see Rose’s obituary in the paper. I worked with Rose for quite a few years. Packing up the meals on wheels in Prescott. And serving the meal in the dining room. She was always so dependable and such a hard worker. She put the rest of us to shame. I still have her phone number in my contacts even though I retired a year ago. I will never forget her. My condolence to the family.

  • I got to know Rose when we worked the funeral dinners, she was always there and pitched right in helping everyone. She always had a smile and a pleasant greeting, we enjoyed the exchange at Sunday mass. Our prayers and sympathy to the Skramstad Families.

  • Rose was a beautiful , selfless person. Strong in her faith and always so pleasant! The Angel’s have lead her into Paradise. Eternal rest ggrant unto her oh Lord.

  • Deepest sympathy to Rose’s family. Rose was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. We had some wonderful times together. Heaven has gained an angel!

  • Rose was a truly wonderful lady. May she be among the angels in heaven. Prayers for her and for all of her family whom she loved so much….Diane

  • She will dearly be missed but her heart will live on in those of her family and friends who knew and loved her so much. ❤️

  • Rose was such a wonderful lady and always a special friend. Will miss not seeing her at mass. She will be missed by her St. Joseph family. Love and God Bless

  • I was blessed to get to know Rose and to be her son-in-law. She was such a caring, loving person who always put everyone first. Never forget the time she had hip replacement and they were putting Rose through therapy and making her walk with much pain. She kept telling them that it is too painful to walk. Finally after days, they took her over to Hastings and x-rays showed it had shattered the bone. She was right, it was painful. She was always right. RIP Rose. Will be missed, but never forgotten. Will take care of your baby girl Lisa, and hugs and prayers to the boys.

  • Rose was a great lady! Always putting others before herself. She was kind, loving and I am honored to have known her. So sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul. My thoughts are with Lisa and the entire family. 💕