Rose Mary Skramstad

Rose Mary (McCabe) Skramstad, age 84 of Prescott, WI, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on January 2, 2021. Rose was born August 12, 1936 in St. Peter, MN to Gerald and Rose McCabe. She graduated from St. Peter High School and worked at her parent’s bakery “McCabe Bakery.”  She then moved to Claremore, Oklahoma with her husband, where they raised their 4 children.

Rose broke barriers when she was the first woman to be employed at Sun Oil Refinery, where she worked as a Crude Unit Operator until she moved to Prescott, WI in 1980. Rose was employed at Ashland (Marathon) Refinery in 1980, where she worked until retiring in 1999.

Rose enjoyed spending time with her family, volunteering at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Caring and Sharing Hands and the Prescott Food Shelf. She was very selfless, often putting others needs before her own.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Rose McCabe; siblings: Cyril (Dorothy) McCabe, Gerald McCabe, Evelyn (Bob) Welch, Delores (Forrest) Ashcraft, LaJune (Harvey) Hall and Yvonne (Donnie) Heilman.

Rose will remain in the hearts of her loving children: Gerald (Yvette) Spiess, Richard Skramstad, Dennis Skramstad and Lisa (Philip) Seifert; along with her 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Prescott, WI, with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family of Rose prefers memorials to be sent to: The Family of Rose Skramstad, O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Road, P.O. Box 154, Prescott, WI  54021.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.


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