Rosalie Ann Schaaf-Peterson
November 1, 1929 - January 19, 2019
A celebration of life memorial service will take place at St. John's Episcopalian Church on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 AM.
Rosalie Ann Schaaf-Peterson, age 89, of East Tawas and Oscoda, MI., passed away at her home, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, with her family by her side.
Rosalie was born November 1, 1929 in Keego Harbor, MI. to the late Robie Roy and Genevieve (Foster) Sailers. She was a 1947 Oscoda High School graduate and married Floyd R. Schaaf, Jr. on December 13, 1947, and together they raised six children: Charlene, Susan, Donna, Vickie, Marjorie, and Mitzi. After Floyd’s death in 1985, Rosalie married Steve Peterson, of Oscoda, on November 4, 1990. Rosalie was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church in Tawas City, she was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, and the Treasurer of the Oscoda 1947 Class Reunion Committee. Being a cancer survivor, Rosalie was a volunteer of the American Cancer Society, a volunteer of F.I.S.H., the American Arthritis Foundation, the Tawas Beach Road Beautification Project, and the creator of the Memorial Garden at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Rosalie is survived by her five children, Charlene Slay, Susan (Dale) Frank, Donna (Roger) Waters, Marjorie Schaaf, and Mitzi (Ed) Gibbard; step-children Bill Peterson and Cheryl Peterson; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren, her sister, Jackie, her sister-in-law, Vonnie, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Rosalie was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd R. Schaaf, Jr., second husband, Steve Peterson, daughter, Vickie Lynn Schaaf, grandson, Brian Scott, great-granddaughter Rosalie Isabelle, her sister, Norma, and her brother, Roy.
A Celebration of Life will take place at St. John’s Episcopalian Church on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 AM. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Alcona County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Alcona County Humane Society
American Cancer Society