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John Gerard Rosinsky

October 12, 1953 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

John Rosinsky Obituary

John Gerard Rosinsky was born October 12, 1953, to Marlene and Vernon Rosinsky. He was second born, his sister Susan preceding him and his brothers Terry and Michael following. From all accounts, John was a Wildman growing up, but was especially talented in band achieving 2nd or 3rd chair playing the trumpet.

In 1972 John met Mary Matheys and after 3 years of dating the two were wed on August 2, 1975. They lived on 13th Street in Manitowoc in a small red house. John worked for Mirro and Mary at the Memorial Hospital. In November of 1976 they welcomed their first-born son Ryan into the world and in April of 1980 their second son Corey graced the family with his presence.

The family fell upon hard times not long after. John was laid off and making ends meet proved difficult. Often leading John having to actually fish for food. All the while making certain that his family was provided for and maintaining the illusion for his boys that everything was just fine.

Things began to turn around when John was hired at Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant. The family bid Manitowoc farewell and moved to Mishicot. John rose up the ranks at Point Beach and worked in Maintenance until 2004. It was that year that everything changed again. John suffered a heart attack. He survived, but a long battle was ahead of him. After a check-up, one of his doctors gave him 6 months to live. He told Mary: "If I've only got six months, then I'm going to live them on my terms" and he did.

After that doctor's pronouncement in 2005 John lived another 19 years until finally succumbing to heart failure on March 10th, 2024. In that time, he and Mary traveled when and where they could and lived a good life filled with fun, love, fishing, golf, and cribbage.

John was a quiet man, but he loved his family and friends ferociously.  You could count on him to be there for you and to do everything in his power to make sure you never felt pain or sadness.  While he would rarely say the words, he would show you he loved you in his own way. This was usually through a meal. John was also an excellent cook. He knew everyone's favorite dish and could often be found watching cooking shows and furiously scribbling notes to help him make his next masterpiece for those he loved.

Though the heart attack had robbed him of his physical strength, his emotional strength only grew as he lived. Even on his last day his thoughts were on his family. 

John will be terribly missed. He leaves behind his wife Mary, his two sons Corey and Ryan, his daughter-in-law Christy, his sister Susan, and his brother Michael as well as a host of friends.

John’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home Manitowoc location is assisting the family with arrangements.

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