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Rosemarie Winch

Pine River

Rosemarie (Rosie) Joyce (Ubinger) Winch, 76, of Pine River, Minn., passed away in her home Dec. 21, 2013. A family gathering will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Rosie was born April 14, 1957, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., to Arthur and Antionette (Crotteau) Ubinger. She married Arthur Winch in 1972 and they were later divorced. She worked for Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River for several years until she retired. She was a loving and giving person, donating to numerous charities — Easter Seals, AdoptaPlatoon for troops deployed in operation Harm’s Way, and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund were just a few. Rosie was a loving and caring person who would help people any way she could.

Rosie is survived by her daughter, Kim (LaGraves) Milder of Long Prairie, Minn., and sons, John (Christine) Winch of Brainerd, Minn., and Richard (Betsy) Miller of Manitowoc, Wis.; a brother, William (Barb) Nelson of Nekoosa, Wis.; sisters, Esther (Oscar) Erickson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Ginger (Jerry) Rosen of Rice Lake, Wis.; along with numerous nieces and nephews; six stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, John Nelson; brother, Curtis Ubinger; daughter, Debra LaGraves; great-granddaughter, Amber Johnson; and her ex-husband, Arthur Winch.

Memorials are preferred to Family of Rose Winch, 605 Third St. S., Long Prairie, MN 56347. Please visit to leave a message of comfort and support for Rosie’s family.