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Rose M. Themar


Rose M. Themar, 91, of Medford passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023 at her home, surrounded by family, under the care of Hope Hospice.


A memorial mass for Rose will take place at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10:30 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM.


Rose was born on November 14, 1931 to Charles and Rose (Deml) Hoffman in Cudahy, WI. The family moved to Medford when Rose was 14 and she attended Medford High School. She married Peter Themar on July 7, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and they were married for nearly 70 years; he preceded her in death in 2021. Together they raised their children and operated a mink ranch and sheep farm. They also hosted a prolife garage sale for many years, until it outgrew their property and were involved in many church activities. They also enjoyed traveling together.


Rose loved celebrating and hosting birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas Eve. She also loved getting together for family outings and picnics. She was also an avid gardener and enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables.


Rose is survived by her children, Therese (Jack) Freudenthal, Carol Jahsman, Marilyn (Larry) Matyka, all of Medford; grandchildren, Jim (Jenny) Freudenthal, Laura (Mitch) Peters, Jerry Freudenthal, Joe (Katie) Freudenthal, Jeremiah (Marie) Jahsman, Jennifer (Taka) Kuvaoga, and Matthew and Sarah Matyka; step-grandson, Jason Jahsman; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband; daughter, Yvonne Themar; siblings, Dolores Goerg, Charles Hoffman, and George Hoffman.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Rose’s name may be given to either Holy Rosary School or Abiding Care.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.


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