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Rosemarie S. "Rosie" (Cote) Knuchel

Born: Sun., Mar. 24, 1929
Died: Wed., Mar. 6, 2019


Services are to be announced


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Missoula - Our Mom, Rosie (Cote) Knuchel, was born March 24, 1929 and died March 6, 2019 at her home in Missoula. She was born in Missoula to Edmund and Orize (Jette) Cote, the youngest of 13 children. She was always proud of her many siblings and French heritage. She graduated from MCHS in 1947 and worked at Meadow Land Dairy where she was locked in a cooler with a handsome guy home from the Marine Corp, Bill Knuchel, our Dad who preceded her in death in 1996 after 47 years of marriage. Together they raised 6 children. Mom’s favorite title was “Grama Rosie". It sometimes got her in trouble on her license plate - GRMROSY. She was very social all her live with all our school activities including PTA and later bowling, card club, election judge, etc. Crocheting was one of her favorite relaxing pastimes and we all benefited from her crafts. We all love and miss you Mom and we’ll cherish all the memories including the deep Cote laugh and tight hugs of our wonderful years with you. Survivors are her 6 children and their families -Carol (Stan) Wekkin, Tom (Sandy) Knuchel, Marilyn (Larry) Stickney, Suzie (Gary) Fredericks, Jerry Knuchel (Sue Silverberg) and Jim Knuchel - 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Bill and all of her siblings- Edmund, Gilbert, Urich, Evaline Malone, Gaspard, William, George, Edna Jensen, Alex, Isabelle Peterson, Gene and Albert. A memorial services will be held in the Spring 2019 and will be announced. Any contribution to Rosie’s memory could be made to a charity of their choice or Missoula Senior Center or Loyola Sacred Heart Foundation.

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laurie kohler(Gendrow)
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
My prayers go out to the family. What an awesome neighborhood mom. RIP Rosie. Volleyball at Lowell xoxoxo


Brad Tschida
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Suzie, Tom, Marilyn and the rest of the Knuchel Family:

I read of your mom's passing and my sympathies go out to you.

I know there is little I can do for your family except to pray, which I am doing for all of you.

I am unable to attend the service, but please know I will be spiritually attached to that gathering.

Prayers and blessings.

Brad and Leslee Tschida

Dawn Reeves Wahle
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
My sincere sympathies to your family, I was saddened to hear of Rosie's passing. Rosie was always a bright light in any room. May your memories bring you comfort in the days to follow. Sending hugs and prayers. Dawn Reeves Wahle

Michael Brown
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
So sad to hear of Aunt Rosie's passing. She and her family have always been among my favorites in Missoula. Hope to see you all in the spring.

Shannon Adler Deist
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
I was sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. My Aunt Jeanene Jukkala of Missoula, Clark Fork Manor told me. Rosie and all their pinochle gals came to my Father's and Mother's funeral in 2008, 2009. It was so nice to see them all , and talk, and laugh with them. I will never forget Rosie! She had the best laugh, hug, smile. She was a happy light in my life. I have great memories of your wonderful family when I was growing up. She lived a nice long life. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Keep the memories close to your hearts. It helps with the loss.

Gary McLaughlin
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
So very sorry to hear about the passing of Rosie, she was such a wonderful person. I have so many fond memories of Rosie, some of which were many years ago during the get togethers with my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

TIM KNUCHEL
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE AUNT ROSIE AT MOM`S BIRTHDAY. I KNOW THAT IT BROUGHT JOY TO MOM. AND I WISH I COULD HAVE MADE IT DOWN TO SEE HER. I WILL MISS HER. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL!

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