Rosanne S. Woodward

RIO – Rosanne S. Woodward died peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at SSM Health Hospice House in Baraboo after cancer snuck up on her and all of us shortly before she died.

She was born October 24, 1942, to Rodney and Genevieve Bussian. Rosanne married Art Woodward of Rio in 1961. She was a proud farm wife who loved being outdoors, always ready to teach visitors about farming, and was the first to lend a hand when needed. She was an active community member including the Poynette Inch United Methodist Church, 4-H, school board, and Lowville Center Homemakers. She loved history and was proud of her Norwegian heritage.

Rosanne and Art have three children: Julie (Joan Jacobsen) of McFarland, Jim (Paula) of Rio, and Joe (Ellen) of Poynette, and the pride of her life, 4 grandsons: Jackson, Ike, Sawyer, and Gage. She is further survived by her sister, Pat (Lawrence) Ford, brothers, Don (Diana), Bill (Linda), and Randy (Jill) and numerous other relatives and close friends.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the folks who helped guide Rosanne and her family on this last journey, including the staff on 5SW at St. Mary's Hospital, SSM Health Hospice House, and especially to Pastor Dianne Vielhuber for helping Rosanne and Art find peace in a short period of time. 

Funeral services will be held at The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond, N3540 WI 22, Poynette, on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Dianne Vielhuber officiating. Burial will be at Rocky Run Cemetery. Visitation will be at The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond on Sunday, November 26, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday, November 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rosanne's name to SSM Health Hospice House, 915 12th St, Baraboo, WI 53913 or Poynette Inch United Methodist Church, 402 S. Main St., Poynette, 53955.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)