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Gladine "Dean" Roser

Gladine "Dean" Roser age 92, of Stevens Point passed away Saturday March 17, 2012 at Ministry St. Michaels Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Dean will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Baraboo. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Shuda Funeral Chapel, and again Wednesday morning from 9:15 – 10:15, again at the funeral chapel. A memorial in lieu of flowers will be established in her name for Alzheimer research.

Dean was born March 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Larson) Adams. She graduated from Baraboo High School and later worked in the Milwaukee area. She married Robert W. Roser on December 4, 1942 in New York City. They lived in Madison and Grand Rapids, MI, before moving to Stevens Point in 1956. Dean was a homemaker until her children were grown. She then worked at St. Stephen's School as a secretary for 17 years before retirement in 1983.

Dean was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Club. She volunteered for many years at the St. Michaels Hospital Gift Shop, and also did volunteer work with the Red Cross Bloodmobile, and Meals on Wheels. She loved her family and her volunteer work, She also enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and travel.

Dean is survived by her two sons: Steven (Rita) Roser, Phoenix, AZ; James (Donna) Roser, Stevens Point. Two daughters: Barbara (Wayne) Busko, Sacramento, CA; Ashley Roberts, San Diego, CA. One sister Jane Mason, Oceanside, CA. Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 2002, one sister and two brothers.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting The family extends a special thanks to Marcia McDonald and the staff of Oakridge Senior Living for the excellent care Dean received the last three years. She considered Oakridge her home and the residents and staff her second family. Thanks also to St. Michaels Hospital for the compassionate care provided for Dean.

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