In Memory of Rosella Tronnier

Gathering of Family and Friends

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday February 27, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Thursday February 27, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

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Rosella M. Tronnier, age 86, died peacefully February 23rd, 2020 at her home in Prescott, WI. Rosie was born March 8th, 1933 in Prescott to Henry and Anna (Marek) Hildebrandt and raised by Henry and Josie (Torgerson).

Rosie grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Prescott High School in 1952. She moved to St. Paul where she worked for Brown & Bigelow and later worked at the window shutter factory in Prescott.

Rosie married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) L. Tronnier, on September 24th, 1955. She was employed by “Minnesota Mining” while Dick pursued barber school. While raising their four children, Rosie held various jobs including a hat check girl at the Steamboat Inn, a cook at St. Joseph’s school, and she ran a senior citizens’ lunch program at the United Church of Christ. She was a custodian at Prescott schools; first at the high school while her children attended and then at the elementary school while her grandchildren were there.

Rosie enjoyed watching her children’s and grandchildren’s events; she spent countless hours in gyms and at the baseball field. More than anything, she loved spending quality time with her family. She liked to lay on Tybee Island beach with them around her. For 34 years, Rosie and Dick, together with their family, owned and operated Papa Tronnio’s Pizza. She had a special way of weaving her family into her work. She taught them how to work hard and find the joy in working together. Rosie was also a devout member of St. Joseph’s Church.

Rosie was preceded in death by her biological parents Henry and Anna, stepmother Josie Hildebrandt, and brothers and sisters Lester, Donald, Emmett, Leona, Dorothy, Mary, Ginny, Madge, Jane, and Debbie.

Rosie is survived by her loving husband Dick; children Terre’e (Kevin) Langer, Becky Keene, Marty (Julia) Tronnier, and Tina (Joe) Brookshaw; 11 grandchildren Holly and Katie Langer, Dickie (Liz) and Gretchen Keene and Libby (Nick) Taschner, Bobby, Lila and Gabe Tronnier, and Billy, Michael and Peter Brookshaw. Rosie is also survived by her sister Bonnie (Jerry) Miki; and brother Chuck Hildebrandt; nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial for Rosie will take place 11:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 269 Dakota St. S., Prescott, with Fr. George Szews officiating. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held starting at 9:00 am until the start of Mass at church. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Old Ptaceks Event Center in Prescott.

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

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  • We shall miss her smiling face and friendliness to our family,, a great asset to Prescott, love and prayers to her family, Ron and Dorothy

  • My dear Aunt Rosie. One of the kindest sweetest woman I have ever known. She always had a smile on her face and wanted to know how everyone was in my family. She will be missed. Heaven truly gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hang on to all those wonderful memories. They will help you get through the sad times. Love to you all Dan and Sue

  • I met Rosie, shortly after meeting my sister in law, Terree when I was three! Rosie and Terree have been a constant in my life. Always caring, always concerned. She was the best! This is someone that you’ll never forget the impact they made. I’ll never forget her. Wonderful woman.

  • Our sympathy to Dick and his family. The pain in your hearts is great. Find joy in your memories and the good times, it helps when sadness overcomes. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Dear Tronnier Family,
    My heartfelt sympathies to each one of you. Rosie will be missed by so many, her gentle personality and beautiful smile always made me feel her warm invite to stop and say hello and have a little chat.
    Prayers for all of you during this time.
    Deb Ryan

  • I will always remember my aunt Rosie as the fun loving, smiling, twinkle in her eye Saint who had nothing but positive things to say about everybody she met.

    Moving south has been a blessing for me in many ways, but I always missed the closeness I had with uncle Dick, aunt Rosie and my AWESOME double cousins!

    I will dearly miss aunt Rosie, but in a selfish way I’m glad my parents get to party with her once again!

    UCLA, Paul, Josh (Kayla), Nolan and Faith

  • Dear Tronnier Family,

    I’m so very saddened to hear this news. Rosie meant a lot to me. I have so many memories of her from working at Papa T’s. She taught me so many things, along with strong work ethics. Your family will always be in my heart. Bless you all! April

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire Tronnier family. Rosie was one of a kind. I enjoyed every minute I spent with her either at school or working at the pizza shop. She always knew how to make you smile and feel good. Always a kind word, and asking how you doing! She will be greatly missed. I hope all the great memories you had with her will ease the tough days ahead.

  • Rosie was such a blessing to so so many. My heart hurts for you all.
    She is in God’s care and loving hands…right where she belongs now. Love and hugs to you all!

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss! Rosie’s was a pillar in Prescott, always there! Your loss is felt by many. I pray you find peace in your amazing memories!

  • My heart takes an extra beat for all of you. She took a lead as walked the path of God and we all saw it was the right path. Your Family has influenced our lives in so many positive ways and I know Rosie was at the root of it all! God bless all of you! The Meyer’s

  • Our sincere sympathy to the entire Tronnier Family. A great matriarch has been welcomed into heaven. Sincerely, Tom and Karen Cernohous