Rosemary J. Tenneson


Rosemary J. Tenneson, 83, of Belleville, died at Hometown Assisted Living in Belleville, Tuesday June 8, 2021.

Rosemary was born September 29, 1937, in Whitehall, to Amos and Verna (Stendahl) Tenneson. She graduated from Middleton High School and started working for Madison Gas and Electric where she retired after over 45 years of service.

Rosemary was active athletically for many years. She was an accomplished bowler, bowling 3 to 4 times a week in many area leagues in the Madison area. She was a softball player in women’s leagues. Rosemary co-owned a waterfront house on Lake Waubesa and enjoyed fishing, waterskiing and jet skiing. During the winter, she skied and snowboarded. She also tried her hand at golf.

In springtime, Rosemary went to garage sales with her aunt, Helen Hulett, whom she stayed close to until Helen’s recent passing. Rosemary collected dolls and was a dog owner for many years. She traveled to Baltimore for Christmas and other special occasions, such as visiting her brother, Allen, and Allen’s wife, Cecelia; also to spend time with her nephew, Chris, and niece, Erin. Rosemary remained feisty and stubborn, and would flip you off if she did not want to do what you requested, like physical therapy.

Rosemary is survived by her brother, Allen (Cecelia) of Baltimore, MD; her nephew, Christopher, and her niece, Erin (Eugene) Klemkowski, both of Baltimore, MD.

In addition to her parents, Rosemary was preceded in death by her aunt, Helen Hulett; and a special friend, Joan Warner.

Services will be held at a later date in September with burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Blair.

Special thanks to the staff at Hometown Assisted Living in Belleville. Rosemary was a resident for nearly four years, and she loved her home there and loved all who assisted her when she needed help. She especially loved the food.

Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

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