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Rosemary Ehr

December 21, 1931 — June 22, 2019

Rosemary Ehr

In loving Memory of Rosemary Alice (Maurer) Ehr.

Rosemary Ehr went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2019, in Coeur d' Alene, ID.

Rosemary was born in Monroe, Wisconsin on December 21, 1931 to Swiss immigrant farmers Casper and Margaret (Burgen) Maurer. She graduated from South Wayne High School in 1949 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Milton College (Wisconsin) in 1953. She was a music educator for her whole career.

Rosemary Ehr was united in marriage to Bruce Ehr on August 14, 1954 in East Lutheran Church in Wiota, Wisconsin. She is survived by her son Chris (Jamie) Ehr of Longmont, Colorado; and his children Christina, Elizabeth and Josh. Her daughter Jane (John) Vaudreuil of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and her children Dr. Nicholas Vaudreuil (Dr. Amy Kennedy) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kristine (Ian) Brousseau of Seattle, Washington.

Rosemary was the middle of seven children and is survived by sisters Ruth Heins, Joan Combs, and Emily (Erv) Lee, and brother William (Kathy) Maurer. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bruce Ehr, her parents , her sister Marge Quartuccio, and brother Emil Maurer.

Mother greatly enjoyed family gatherings in Yellowstone National Park each summer and Fort Myers Beach, Florida with the families of Chris and Jane each winter and summer. Bruce and Rosemary traveled extensively throughout the United States and across Europe. They made several trips to Switzerland to visit her extended family there.

Rosemary taught seventh grade band at Lombardi Junior High from 1975 to 1984, and Danz and Baird Elementary Schools from 1984 to 1994 in Green Bay. She loved music and teaching young students. She was especially gifted in singing, playing the barton and piano. She and Bruce loved singing in Atonemenr's choir. Rosemary was able to play and teach each and every instrument.

Mom loved watching her Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers, and running many distance races. Rosemary loved her siblings and her many nieces and nephews. She kept in close contact with lifelong friends Hans and Sulzer, Bob and Carolyn Kleinfeldt, Helen Martin, Arlene and James Bauernfeind, Wanda Hammer, and John and Connie Droege.

Rosemary led a faith driven life as a committed Christian believer. She was a long term member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin.

Rosemary you are a loving friend to all. Thank you for always sharing your love brightly with Chris, Jane and families. You were the best wife, mother and grandmother. Continue to watch over and guide us with your loving spirit.

A funeral service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin on July 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations could be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or visit

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