Rose Wedge

Rose Wedge

Wednesday, November 13th, 1929 - Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Rose Wedge, 90 years of age, of Allegan, Michigan passed away in Grand Rapids on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Her parents, Alvino and Leopoldina (da Silva) Fontinha, gave birth to Rose on November 13, 1929 in Taunton, Massachusetts. She met Lyle Wedge of Allegan while he was serving in the US Air Force stationed in Massachusetts. After completing her Bachelors in Elementary Teaching from Bridgewater College, she started her first teaching job. On October 6, 1951 she married Lyle. In 1952, they moved to Oregon for Lyle to attend tech school and Rose taught elementary classes. In 1954, they moved to Lyle's hometown of Allegan where they remained. Rose taught in Kalamazoo Public Schools for two years before accepting a teaching position in Allegan at Dawson Elementary, later Pine Trails and West Ward Elementary schools. Primarily teaching fifth grade students. After 34+ years with Allegan Public Schools, Rose retired. She and Lyle enjoyed traveling around the USA in their motorhome and traveling abroad.

Rose was an active member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church since 1954. She enjoyed helping in the kitchen on weekends leading up to their Ladies Axillary Annual Bazaar and Pie Sale. She also enjoyed the membership of their BS Ladies group where they'd enjoyed luncheon outings, weekly crafting and knitting sessions making hats and mittens for the needy and the crafts for the annual Bazaar. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel often telling guests the outcome of the rerun stories.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, parents, two sisters and two brothers. She leaves behind five children: Sharon Mathieu of Allegan, Theresa (Scott) Pederson of Kentwood, Sandra (Terry) Brooks of Cooks, Edward (Jen) Wedge of Allegan, and Mathew Wedge of Grand Rapids, and eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family asks that no floral arrangements be sent. Instead, those wishing to do something, donations may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Allegan or a charity of their choice.
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Lisa Brachman

Posted at 05:05pm
Just seeing her picture brings a smile to my face! I so remember Mrs. Wedge at Dawson full of energy. My thoughts go out to her family. She will be missed.

Penny Decker

Posted at 08:25am
My deepest sympathy goes out to this family! Mrs. Wedge was my very favorite teacher and I love her and her children. Many of them I know personally and care about them. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. With sincere love and sympathy, Penny (Martin) Decker

Posted at 11:50pm
As a former student I am saddened to hear of Mrs. Wedge's passing. Although I was maybe six or seven she always has stood out in my memories. She was patient, kind and caring which means everything to a child. I am sorry for your loss 🙏.

Patricia Miner

Posted at 06:47pm
I am so sorry to read about Rose's passing. She leaves so many memories I can't narrow it down. Her laughter and witty nature will be missed most of all. Her opinions were well thought out and appreciated. I guess I am unable to know that sooner or later we all have to meet our maker, Rose will go through those Pearly Gates with gusto and humility.

Craig Phillips

Posted at 03:42pm
to all the family, sorry to hear of Moms passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Hugs

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