Rosalie Ann Schaaf-Peterson

Oscoda, Michigan
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.

Obituary Notice

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


Alcona County Humane Society

American Cancer Society


Margie, sending love and sympathy to you and your family. Rosie was a beautiful lady, inside and out. May she rest in peace. John and Laura Miknyocki
— John and Laura Miknyocki
So sorry for your loss. My grandparents Evelyn and Oscar thought the world of Rosalie. They thought of her like a daughter. My mom and dad, Judy and Duane as well. I remember living in Tawas and Rosalie and everyone snowmobiling together. My dad said I took my first steps in their house on Tawas Beach Road. May her family have great memories of her to get them through this time.
— Sharon Anderson-Lux
Margie so sorry for the loss of your Mom.
— Deb Gilman & Rhonda Thayer
A beautiful lady inside and out....God needed another Angel,,,,,Love and prayers Margie to you and the family
— Patti and Dennis
Sorry to her about your loss. She was a beautiful women. If you need anything call us
— Deb mcshane
Your Mom was beautiful person inside and out. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.
— Dee Schirmer's
deepest sympathy to the framily
— pam godoshian
Your Mom was a special deepest sympathies.
— Marge Mac Murray
Margie, your in our thoughts and prayers, she was a very special lady. Mom's are hard to lose.
— Nadeen O'Meara

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