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“Dear Paul, Gary and the Hawley family,We are all so very sad to hear of the passing of your grandmother/mother Rosie. Being blessed to have known...Read More »
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“Rosie was an inspirational Aunt as I told her when we last saw each other this month and hugged, "Rosie you are my inspiration!" ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Love, Lynn Connor and family

“I too was fortunate to have Aunt Rosie as my Godmother. She was amazing & always the life of the family gathering. She will be deeply missed by...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Lamers - Little Chute, WI

“Thoughts and prayers to the Gary Hawley family at the passing of Gary's mother. Linda ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Linda -Probst - Greenville, WI

“Rosie was an inspirational Aunt as I told her when we last saw each other this month and hugged, "Rosie you are my inspiration!" ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Connor and family - Phoenix, AZ

“I feel the same as Sue Wolter. Aunt Rosie was a wonderful God Mother. I am proud to have her name! She will always be in my heart. My sympathy...Read More »
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“Rosie was always full of fun and smiles. She was a wonderful Godmother. I hope I can be half the person she was. I will forever keep her in my...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sue Wolter


Rosella Marie Hawley, age 93 of Appleton, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, on June 18, 2017. Rosie was born on July 19, 1923 in Little Chute to Henry and Bertha (Vosters) Williamson. On August 16, 1945 she married Norbert Hawley at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton and Norbert preceded her in death. Rosie enjoyed bowling, crocheting, painting towels, cooking, baking and playing cards. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Appleton. She was an active volunteer, helping with funeral lunches at her church and volunteering for 17 years at St. Elizabeth Hospital Giftshop and 5 years with St. Vincent DePaul. She was also an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She worked as a manager at the Quaker Dairy for 10 years and with the Fox River Knitting Mill for 4 years. She will be sadly missed by her children: Suzanne (Roger) Metz, Delavan Wisconsin, Chris (Mike) Gassner, Greenville, Karen (Carl) Treml, Appleton, Dave (Cindy) Hawley, Appleton, Gary (Mary) Hawley, Appleton, son-in-law John Ashman, Appleton, grandchildren, Kelly (Tom) Schwigel, Greg (Heather) Metz, Christy (Nathan) Hintz, Lori (Ryan) Hagen, Katie (Jon) Shimon, Nikki (Fiancé Conrad Gorman) Treml, Mike (Chela) Treml, Nick (Brittany) Hawley, Brian Hawley, Jessica (Josh) Enter, Paul (Jessica) Hawley, and Joe Hawley, 17 great-grandchildren, sisters Bernice Maes, Kaukauna, Ceil Hojan, Florida and Mary Ann Vande Hey, Appleton, brother Norbert Williamson, Appleton as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norbert of 46 years, one daughter Betty Ashman, sisters, Virginia Blair, Mildred Nennig, and Elizabeth Williamson, brothers, Pete, Clarence, Henry, George and Richard Williamson. Visitation for Rosie will be on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street location and on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be at church on Thursday at 10:30am with Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery of Appleton. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff with Appleton Medical Center, 5th floor, especially Beau and Jen. Also, thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice and Fr. Tom Farrell for the regular visits and care.