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Rosemary Pauline Papke

July 7, 1924 September 16, 2018
Rosemary Pauline Papke
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Obituary for Rosemary Pauline Papke

Rosemary Pauline Papke a long-time resident of Shelby Township, Michigan passed away September 16th, 2018; at the age of 94. She was born July 7th, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to Paul and Viola (Karp) Senstock. 

She attended Holy Cross Church in Detroit, then after moving to the Shelby Twp. area attending Peace Lutheran. She was married to Russell Papke for almost 49 years before his passing. Rosemary worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance processing dental claims. She loved ceramic and china painting and with her love of plants she had quite the ‘green thumb’. 

Rosemary is survived by her children; Penny Papke, Cheryl (Ken) Drinkard and Barry (Elizabeth) Papke.Her grandchildren; Christina, Katherine, Preston, Rebecca, Amanda, Nichole, Jeremy and 13 great-grandchildren. Also her sister, Evelyn. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Viola Karp. Her husband, Russell; son, Bruce and daughter, Carolyn. Also her siblings; Paul, Marvin and John. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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