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Rose M. "Tootie" Unser

Rose M. "Tootie" Unser

Rose M. “Tootie” Unser, age 89 of Plum City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with her family by her side.

Tootie was born on December 31, 1928 in Plum City. She was the daughter of Nick and Rose (Hoffman) Klein. Tootie grew up in the Plum City area and attended Clipperdale Country School. Tootie married Charles Unser on May 8, 1952 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City.  After marriage they farmed and raised their family in rural Plum City. In 1985, they retired farming and moved into the Village of Plum City, where she remained the rest of her life.

Tootie enjoyed playing cards, cooking and raising her family.

Tootie is survived by her children; Dan (Pat) of Ellsworth, Tom (Kathy), Steve, Bob (Amy), Pete (Jackie), all of Plum City, Sharry (Nolan) Andre, Lois (Bill) Fedie, Brenda (Bill) Traun, all of Durand, Diane (Henry) Bignell of Amery, 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, one sister-in-law; Mary Klein of St. Paul, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Charles, six brothers; Robert, William, Nick, Bernard, Edward and Raymond Klein, three sisters; Marge Klein, Pauline Hartung, and Flossy Delwo.

Memorial Services will be 1:00 PM Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. Rev. Joseph Okine-Quarty will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 4:00PM - 7:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Sharon

    Thoughts and prayers to all of tooties family, she was a dear friend when we lived on the farm in plum city she will be missed love ya tootie.

  2. Judi & Gary Bauer

    Our sympathy to the Unser family.

  3. Judy Jahnke Kircher

    I was so saddened by the death of "Tootie". I have such good memories of talking with her about the good times she had with Mother (Regina Jahnke) at the Care Center. They laughed and joked a lot - Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  4. Angela Krueger

    To all of the Unser family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Tootsie was a very special lady, she will
    always hold a special place in my heart.

  5. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Sympathy to the Unser Family!

  6. Todd and Ann Suckow

    Out thoughts and prayers to the entire Unser family, may your memories help you through this difficult time.

  7. Mike & Julie Serum

    Our sincere sympathies to each of you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Gordon & LaVina Gifford

    We have fond memories of Chuck & Tootie visiting us at the chicken operation. They were both so up beat and many times brought some treats Tootie had baked. She was a special lady. God Bless her!!!

  9. Jack & Carole Komro

    T0 the Unser Family----- We give you our deepest sympathy on your Mothers death,May she always remain in your hearts,our prayers & thoughts are of & for you .

  10. Richard & Mary Mussell

    Many memories flood my mind of you, you're Mom and Dad Uncle Nick & Aunt Rose and your siblings.
    Rest in peace

  11. Rita (Kannel) Petty

    Dear Family,
    Working and being friends with Tootie was a pleasure that lasted for 67 years. Laughter with her made work fun. She will be remembered for that for all of us. Memories are the Legacy of Love. Rita

  12. Marcia Cox

    Our deepest sympathy,for your families,you always visited your mom and made special memories. She will be missed.

  13. Ken, Kim, Lily, and Grace Klein

    We are so sad about the loss of Aunt Tootie. We will always remember the wonderful hugs, beautiful smile, and strong inspiring spirit she gave us.
    Our deepest sympathy to the Unser family and to all who loved her.
    Love You All

  14. Carl Saueressig Erica Hanson

    We am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolences
    Carl and Erica

  15. Ron and Rose Mary Bowen

    Tootie was a great friend of my mother Josephine Kannel and always had a smile when we visited her.

  16. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Sympathy and Prayers to your family.

  17. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You have our sympathy.

  18. Beth Smith

    So sorry to hear about Tootie. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

  19. John and Judy Parr

    Our thoughts are with you

  20. Dave and Barb Dabrowski

    Our deepest sympathy to the Unser family. Tootie left a wonderful legacy with her children, grandchildren and great grand children. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  21. Larry and Rita Gruber

    So sorry for your loss. I think she was the last of my great aunts. Loved her attitude and love of life. I know she will be missed by all.

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