Roxanne M. Tulip, age 70 of Eau Galle, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Advent Health in Durand with her family by her side.
Rox was born on February 7, 1949 in Durand. She was the daughter of Floyd and Dorothy “Sis” (Sinz) Unser. Rox grew up in the Exile area on the family farm, attended St. Henry’s Catholic Grade School and graduated from Elmwood High School. Rox married Roger Tulip on August 7, 1971 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. They made their home in Eau Galle and raised two sons; Ty and Casey. Rox was employed for many years at the Oakview Care Center in Durand as a housekeeper and at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood before her retirement.
Rox loved to garden and also weed that garden with her children as her helpers when child labor was legal or, so they were told. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds, especially cardinals. Rox was the master of crossword and sudoku puzzles, she loved going out for Friday Fish Fry’s, especially at the Elmwood Rod & Gun Club. She loved to cook and her cheese ball was world famous. Rox made the best apple crisp and homemade squirrel gravy, that she loved to make from the game her sons harvested for her. She was a life long and active member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Rox loved her grandchildren, she loved to spend time with them and attend their softball games, dance recitals and concerts.
Rox is survived by her children; Ty (Geri) of Durand and Casey (Angie) of Arkansaw, three grandchildren; Kayla, Sam and Jack, two sisters; Joan Unser and Jean (John) Bates, both of Eau Galle, sister-in-law; Karol Unser of Eau Galle, brother-in-law; Lee Hardy of Elmwood, nieces, nepehws, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Roger, one brother; Giles Unser and one sister; Rochelle Hardy.
Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Monday, May 13, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle, with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Sunday 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.