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Obituary: Rosemary J. Wyrobek

March 7, 1928 – February 14, 2024

Rosemary J. “Rose” Wyrobek, nee Morgan, age 95, of Cedar Lake, IN, formerly of Chicago Heights, IL. Born March 7, 1928, and passed away peacefully February 14, 2024. Loving wife of the late Edward A. Wyrobek. Devoted mother of Julianne (Wayne) Thornton, Diane (Rick) Barnard, Barb (Jim) LaBanco, and Donna (Milo Lane) Wyrobek. Proud grandmother of Jimmy (Cheryl) LaBanco, Gary (Daphne) Barnard, Jake (Meghan) Thornton, Andrea (Katie Dankovich) LaBanco, Danielle (Bob) Tolomeo, Erica (Richard) Howard, and Sara (Robert) Murrell; great-grandmother of Josie Rose, Nora, Jax, Orion, Julia, Daniel, Brent, Wesly, and Felix. Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Julianna Morgan, and her siblings.

She was best known & lovingly called “Rosie” by everyone including her great-grandchildren. Rosie worked in an office at ICRR where she met her husband Ed. During their courtship they loved traveling by train to softball tournaments, their favorite destinations were New Orleans and Miami. She loved going to the beach, not to swim, but to sunbath with her girlfriends. Holidays were her favorite, she and Ed would work for days making pasta, sauces, and three meats. Rosie enjoyed crossword puzzles, scrabble, wheel of fortune, those were among her favorites. But her greatest love, after her husband Ed were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her beloved pet Sky. Rosie and Donna had a special bond, as they lived together for 50 years. Rosie was loved by her family, friends, and all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary 23595 W. 223rd St. Springhall, KS 66083, greatly appreciated. Inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL, at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

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