Obituary: Rosemarie Bratschi, 73, of Ludington

December 2, 2022

Rose Bratschi

Obituary: Rosemarie Bratschi, 73, of Ludington

Rosemarie “Rose” (Ferri) Bratschi, 73, of Ludington, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Rose was born on December 22, 1948, in Erlangen, Germany. She is the daughter of the late Luigi and Katharina (Suss) Ferri. 

On February 21, 1967, Rose married Jon Bratschi in Germany. Together they were able to share over 50 beautiful years together. 

Rose had a heart of gold and loved to care for others. When living in Kentucky, she worked side by side with children who were born with special needs. Rose knew it took a special person to do this, and she always did it out of love. When she came to Michigan, she furthered that love of caring by working as a certified nurse, working with the elderly. 

Rose enjoyed the outdoors. She had a green thumb and loved tending to her garden. She found she had quite the soft spot for animals. She loved the holidays. She loved being surrounded by her family, and especially her grandchildren, during those times. Christmas was her favorite holiday of them all. Whether she was winning or losing, she also enjoyed the casino. 

Rose is survived by her children, daughter, Mary (Kenneth) Rocker; sons, Albert Bratschi and Erik (Holly) Bratschi; granddaughters, Britteny (Patrick) Schalk, Ashley Bratschi, Megan Bratschi, Mindy (Chris) Smith, April Bratschi, Brooklyn Rocker; grandsons, Cameron and Jonny Rocker; sister, Tina Krumm; brother, Roberto Ferri; sister-in-law, Valerie Cooledge; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Bratschi; parents, Luigi and Katharina Ferri; sister, Hilde Haselmann; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Lois Bratschi; brothers-in-law, Robert and Clark Bratschi, Fred Cooledge; niece, Susanne McLeod. 

Rose will be buried in the spring next to her husband, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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