Rose Grace Strasser, 90, of Turtle Lake died Monday, October 28, 2019, at Willow Ridge Healthcare. She was born November 3, 1928, in Almena, to Emil and Wilhelmina (Ernst) Moschkau. She was married in Turtle Lake, WI on June 18, 1944, to Harold Strasser who preceded her in death on September 15, 2019.
Rose was a gourmet cook and could put together a meal effortlessly. She loved to cook for a crowd; planning a meal for a group of 100 people was an easy feat for her. At Christmas time, she would bake 25-30 different kinds of cookies which were given away to friends and Harold's Customers. Rose had artistic talent and a steady hand for her cake decorating business. She made hundreds of wedding, anniversary, graduation, birthday, and Easter egg cakes. Rose also took an oil painting class and painted many beautiful paintings.
Rose was an active member of Zion Lutheran, holding several offices in the LWML and the Altar Guild. She was active in AAL, which is now Thrivent, and was involved in the Greater Turtle Lake Area Association, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary.
Rose loved blueberries, Dairy Queen, reading for hours on end, having coffee with the girls, and sharing her infectious giggle.
She is survived by her son, Harold C Strasser of Chippewa Falls; daughters, Marlene (Douglas) Nykanen of Osceola, WI, and Sandra (Lynn) Steglich of Roberts, WI;
7 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Harold; and grandson, Randall Nykanen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on November 2, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake, with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Pallbearers are Michael Steglich, Logan Steglich, Tim Strasser, Scott Strasser, Walter "Bud" Strasser, and Scotty Strasser. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM the day of the service. Burial will be at 2 PM November 2, 2019, in Mt Hope Cemetery, Turtle Lake.
Memorials can be directed to the Turtle Lake Library, Zion Lutheran Church, or donor's choice.
Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.