Rosalee Ann “Ro” Boreup, 74 of Nashville, passed away at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at SSM St. Louis University Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born on April 4, 1947 in Sparta, the daughter of Charles and Pearl V. Boyle Auld. She married Larry Boreup on April 22, 1967 in Oakdale. Along with her husband of nearly 55 years, she is survived by a son Eric (Amanda) Boreup of Anna. 2 daughters; Rebecca (Patrick) Wiese of Scotville, MI and Heather (Jason Simpson) Boreup of Hopkins, MI. 6 grandchildren; Autumn, Hunter and Reagan Wiese, Hayden Carter and Ava and Paxton Boreup. 3 step grandchildren; Alison, Rachel and Abby Simpson. 2 brothers; Ronald (Cindy) Auld of Percy and Veron Auld of Oakdale. 2 sisters; Pamela (Allen) Jacobs of Waterloo and Sara Fahrmann of Orange Beach, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Linda Collmeyer and 2 brother in laws Wayne Collmeyer and Patrick Farhmann.
Rosalee received her Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and worked as a retail manager at Casual Corner and an Advocate Counselor at SAFE in Centralia. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville where she taught Sunday School and confirmation and served as President of the church council. She was also a former President of the Washington County Hospital Auxillary, Washington County Historical Society and American Legion Auxillary and served for many years as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and election judge for Beaucoup Township. She was named the Nashville Citizen of the Year in 2015. Ro loved to volunteer and was very active in the Nashville and Oakdale communities. Her Lord, family and friends were her life.
A Service of Reflection will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville with Rev. Beverly Kahle officiating. Friends are then asked to join the family from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Nashville American Legion Home for a Celebration of Life and time of sharing and fellowship. Memorial contributions are suggested and may be made to the Nashville Public Library or St. Paul UCC music program. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
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