Heaven has gained a beautiful angel! Rose Marie Coleman passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Barron hospital in Barron, Wis.
Rose was born to Albert and Minnie Poirier on Dec. 8, 1940, in Springbrook, Wis. She married Charles Richards on Dec. 27, 1960, and together they had three children. After Charles passed away, Rose married William Coleman Sr.
Rose was a homemaker most of her life. Later in life, Rose did in-home health care. She loved her job because she loved to help people and make them happy and comfortable in their life.
Rose is survived by her children, Bonnie (Bob) Shimko, of Bruce, Wis., Connie (Ken Graese) Richards, of Barnes, Wis., and Charles J. Richards, of Bruce; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Adeline Poirier, of Chetek, Wis.; a brother, Robert Poirier, of Menifee, Calif.; sisters-in-law Rose Mary Poirier and Donna Poirier; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and a very special friend, Arloa Bannister.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Minnie Poirier; both husbands, Charles Richards and William Coleman Sr.; brothers Jack, Ben, Frances, Harold and Ray; sister Alice Poirier; and a very special friend, Agnes Nelson.
A very special thank-you goes out to all the staff at Barron Care & Rehab, the Barron hospital and Dr. Carmarker.
The funeral service for Rose Marie will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Chetek. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Rose Marie will be laid to rest at Prairie Lake Cemetery at a later date. Casket bearers will be B.J. Shimko, Kaz Richards, Adam Shimko, Ken Graese, Chuck Richards, Crystal Clark, Sarah Chavez and Shay Johnson.
Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home, of Chetek, has been entrusted with arrangements.