THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ardith J. Rost
Issue Date: August 2, 2018
Ardith Jean (Zimmer) Rost, 77, of Sonnette, Mt., passed away Wednesday, July 4 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mt.
Born Sept. 24, 1940, to Jerome and Rose Zimmer (Kosterman) in Catawba, she was the eldest of eight children and grew up in Menomonee Falls. She graduated from Menomonee Falls High School in 1958 and after graduation, she resided in Milwaukee where she met Roy Rost, Jr. They married on Sept. 10, 1960 and would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in September.
They lived in Hubertus while their sons were young and later moved to Suring where their children completed their education and the family made everlasting friendships. After the marriage of their sons, the couple moved to Sonnette, Mt.
She will be remembered for her Faith and love of God, compassion and love for family and friends, selflessness of a mother and wife, her smile, gifts of charity and willingness to help wherever needed.
She had good cooking, baking and hunting skills. Being creative, she won awards and recognition for her artwork, quilting and recipes and her greeting card submissions were featured by Hallmark.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Rost, Jr.; sons, Mark Rost (Michele) of Coleman, Dan Rost of Merrill and Jody Rost (Julie) of Gillett; three grandsons; a step-granddaughter; three step-great-granddaughters; four brothers, Ardell Zimmer (Nancy), Russell Zimmer (Vicki), Dennis Zimmer (Diane) and Ken Zimmer (Jenny); two sisters, Cindy Ponko (Jerold) and Marilyn Horst (Terry); sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Terry Zimmer and her eldest son, Roy Rost III.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service, officiated by Fr. Robert Nini at St. Michael Catholic Church, 210 Krueger Street, Suring. A reception and lunch will follow at Town of Brazeau Memorial Field Pavilion in Klondike. Memorials can be sent to Attn: Mark Rost, 10107 County Rd. B, Coleman, WI 54112.