Rose Marie Pecar, 94, of Mancelona, entered peacefully into eternal life July 20, 2021. Rose was born August 3, 1926 in Detroit, to Edward and Juliana (Kemeny) Wempe.
In her early years, Rose worked for B. Siegel Department Store in Detroit, Fruehof Trailer Company, and Hudson Motor Car Company.
She met the love of her life while attending Guardian Angels Church Youth Group. Rose married Allen Pecar on September 10, 1949. They began their family in Detroit, later moving to Harper Woods while operating Pecar Electronics for many years. Rose became a homemaker and cared for their ten children. After Allen’s semi-retirement from Pecar’s in 1974, they moved to Mancelona.
Rose enjoyed canning and freezing vegetables from their large garden, and making maple syrup in spring. She spent her evenings sewing and crocheting, and cooked countless meals for her family during holiday gatherings. Her morning routine included breakfast at the table while watching the variety of birds at her window feeders.
Rose was a woman of deep faith. In 1974, she became of member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona, where she worked as the parish secretary in the mid-1990s, and served on the Ladies’ Guild. She started the annual Living Rosary 35 years ago, and faithfully prayed her rosary, daily. Rose became a lector and remained active in her parish until her death.
Rose was pre-deceased by her husband of 66 years, Allen, in 2015; sons Edward and John; her sister, Irene Novak, and twin sister, Marie Margaret who died in infancy. Left to cherish her memories are her children Margaret (Tony) Fallone, of Clinton Township, Thomas (Brenda Mulder) of Mancelona, Robert (Deb) of East Jordan, Mary Pecar, of Bellaire, Judy (Dave) Crockett of Manistee, Joanie (Tim) Moore, Theresa (Craig) Moore, and Kathleen (Andrew) Lightbody, all of Mancelona; Them (Chuong) Tran of Seattle; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 5:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in-state at 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial will be at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, West Limits Road, Mancelona.
Memorials may be made to her parish, St. Anthony Catholic Church of Mancelona, PO Box 677, Mancelona, Michigan, 49659.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com