ROSE E. KING
December 19, 2019
Rose E. King, age 95, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Heartsong in Belleville. She was born on the Pernot Homestead Farm on October 8, 1924, the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Heimann) Pernot.
In 1939, her father died, but Rose was able to graduate from the Storytown School, and then she began working to help support her mother and siblings. Rose had worked at the Lyons turkey farm, the Upright Swiss Embroidery, and cleaned houses. It was at one of her cleaning jobs that she met her future husband, Gilbert King. They were married on June 2, 1949, and the couple celebrated 57 years together. Rose and Gilbert farmed near Albany, Monroe, and then in 1964 moved to Belleville, where they farmed together until selling the cows in 1990. Rose enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn, traveling, and tending to animals on the farm. She continued to feed heifers up until three years ago. Rose was a 20-year member of the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, and the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Rose is survived by her children, Florence (Andy) Connors, Andy King, and Marlene (Scott Wheeler) King; grandchildren, Philip Connors, Kathleen (Mike) Gorman, and Leslie (Casey) Mclaughlin; great-grandchildren, Savannah Meyer and Teagan Mclaughlin. She is further survived by her sister, Marie Stebnitz, with whom she shared a birthday three years apart; brother, Russell (Lucille) Pernot; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert, in 2006; and brother-in-law, Ted Stebnitz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, December 20, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 338 S. Harrison Street, Belleville, WI, with the Rev. Michael Moon officiating. Burial will be in the Belleville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI.
A memorial fund has been established.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at http://www.bealfuneralhomes.com.