Roseann T Schoblaski, 94, Somerset, KY.
On January 11, 2023 Roseann passed to eternal life following a brief illness.
Born in Chicago, Ill on May 18, 1928, where her parents, George and Katherine Putzer, owned a restaurant in the loop and brother Bill was already 10. As a toddler, Al Capone sat her on his lap every time he came to eat. In the aftermath of the 1929 depression, they returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to live near family,. Her first job was as a car hop at the local A & W [on roller skates no less]. After graduation from high school, she worked in a dental office, becoming a dental assistant. On a blind date arranged by her cousin, she met Lester, who had returned from service as an Army Ranger in WWII. They were married in 1948. The following year they had a daughter, Carol, and later moved to Milwaukee, where Les took a job as an Industrial Engineer and Roseann worked at Marquette Dental School as a Clinic Coordinator.
Retiring in 1978, they moved to Roswell, NM where for 33 years she enjoyed their dear friends, square dancing, golfing [including a hole in one], volunteering at the hospital, attending St Mark's Lutheran Church and hosting her daughter’s family, Carol & John with their two grands, David and Lauren. During the summer, reciprocal trips to Madison afforded heartwarming visits with her brother, Bill Putzer and engaging nephews Tom, Bob and their families.
In 2011, over a decade after Les died, she moved to Lake Lure, North Carolina to live with her daughter, finding a community of delightful friends and joy filled visits from her grand children.
Lauren, living in the heart of California wine country and Dave’s family now with great grand boys Evan, Nathan and Ryan. living in Apex, NC. Beloved nieces and nephews from dad’s brother Don’s family, Joann, Tom, Sue and Peter all came too, gifting her with cherished memories to treasure. Moving to Saluda, NC in the fall of 2020, due to Covid, she continued to be an avid reader and a Sunday afternoon champion Scrabble player. In October of this year, she and Carol moved to Somerset, KY to be closer to David’s family, when she fell ill. She died peacefully at home.
Roseann was unfailing kind and loving, with an understated, witty sense of humor. We will all miss and remember her for touching our lives in her uniquely special ways.
Please pass on her legacy of kindness in memorandum.