Rose Loomans

Obituary of Rose Loomans

Rose Loomans, age 98, of Wisconsin Rapids, went to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Edenbrook of Wisconsin Rapids.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Faith Reformed Church in Wisconsin Rapids.  Rev. Vance Elzinga will officiate.  Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.  The family is grateful for the kind and helpful service of Herman-Taylor Funeral Home at this time.

Rose was born July 1, 1919 in Vesper, WI to William and Alena (Holstein) Joling.  She married Lawrence Loomans on September 24, 1937 in Vesper, WI.  They were blessed with 63 years of marriage.  She joins Lawrence who preceded her in death on May 29, 2001.

Rose was a faithful member of Faith Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.  Rose was a great lover of music.  She demonstrated this love by serving years as church organist and accompanying the choir and men’s quartet.  She was a beloved piano teacher to dozens of students.  Her example provided her children and grandchildren with a lifelong love of song.  Rose was a devout attendee of the Christian Women’s Club and a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary.  The family enjoyed traveling much of the US and Canada to attend Gideon Conventions.  She loved reading and solving crossword puzzles. Rose and Lawrence operated a restaurant called Kenny’s Grill when the kids were young.  She and Lawrence never said no to housing and cooking for visiting pastors and entertained many guests in their home.

Rose is survived by three daughters: LaVonne (James) Hoogesteger, Charlotte (Roger) Knipple, and Linda Anunson; granddaughters: Wendy Knipple, Dawn (Tony) Huizinga, Ann Meverden, Amy (Ryan) Scheide and Lisa (Charlie) Klein; great-grandchildren: Arn and Will Huizinga, Natalie and Caleb Dampier, Angela and Rebecca Kniprath, Alexis and Taylor Straughan, and Jesse, Adrienne and Gabrielle Scheide; as well as two great-great-grandsons: Aiden and Trenton.  She is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; infant daughter, Cynthia; grandsons: Lawrence and Paul Barton; son-in-law, Lee Anunson; brothers: Henry Joling and Bert (Bonita) Joling; and great-granddaughter, Christina.  She loved her family and role as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed

Her faith was strong and an example for all that knew her.  She is now with those that went before her to the house of the Lord.  The family is grateful for the loving care she received at Edenbrook Nursing Home as well as Our House Assisted Living.