Rosemary Vanness

October 24, 1938
May 22, 2022

Rosemary Vanness, 83, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022.  She was born on October 24, 1938, in the town of Scott to the late Joseph and Mamie (Van Egeren) Moureau.  Rosemary was a graduate of Preble High School and was name the first “Miss Preble”.  On October 26, 1957, she married Constant Vanness at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay Settlement.  Rosemary enjoyed baking and gardening.  She liked to decorate her home for the holidays.  Rosemary stayed active by riding her exercise bike.  Throughout her life, she had traveled to all of the 50 states with her husband by her side.

She is survived by her husband, Constant; children, Steve (Sharon) Vanness, Debbie (Darrell) Lichtwald, Christine (Kevin) Sticka, Cindy (Antony Reyes) Vanness and Lynn (Matt) Dalebroux; grandchildren, Adam, Taylor, Andrew, Eric, Loren, Alicia, Justin, Kendra, Courtney, Heather, Alexia, Emilio, Madeline and Elizabeth; 13 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wendy Vanness; brother, Richard (Joan) Moureau; sisters, Doris Bosetski, Rita Jauquet and Loretta (Dale) Vanderkin; brother-in-law, Lawrence Vanness; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, William Vanness; brother, Walter (Rita) Moureau; sisters, Sister Mary John “Grace” Moureau, Marilyn (Milton) Craanen, Judy (Darrell) Lardinois, Shirley (Richard) Bielinski, Joyce (Carl) Berg, Bernice (Robert) Jacobs, Jean (Donald) Smits; brothers-in-law, Stanley Bosetski, Clarence (Pat) Vanness Orlin Pirlot, Peter Jauquet and Joe Vanness; sisters-in-law, Marie (Clarence) Marchant, Anna (Alvin) Kugel, Janet Vanness and Rosemae (Louis) Schlies.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4805 Sportsman Dr., De Pere, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Matthew Faucett officiating.  Entombment will take place at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Online condolences may be express at

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion.

May 28, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Community [map]
Funeral Mass
May 28, 2022
11:00 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Community [map]