Where Food, Drinks & Stories Are Shared

Rosalie K. Emmons

June 23, 1924 - January 10, 2020
Galesburg, MI



Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM.

Refreshments will be served.

Driving Directions

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:00 AM EST
St. Augustine Cathedral
542 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-5147

A luncheon will follow in the Cathedral Center. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library
188 East Michigan Ave.
Galesburg, MI 49053
(269) 665-7839
Web Site

Galesburg Historical Museum
190 E. Michigan Ave
Galesburg, MI 49053
(269) 665-7839
Web Site

St. Augustine Renovation
542 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-5147
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
Driving Directions
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Died peacefully at her home on January 10, 2020. Rosalie was born June 23, 1924 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Michael and Frances (Stozicki) Yovanovich. Rosalie and her husband, Robert, owned the Galesburg Coffee Shop for over 30 years. Following Robert’s death in 1981, she worked at Eaton’s in the cafeteria for 10 years. She was very active in her community including: Past-President of the Galesburg Lionist Club, Director of the Galesburg Historical Museum, St. Augustine Marion Guild and Past Grand Marshall of the Greater Galesburg Day Parade to name a few. She was also preceded in death by 4 siblings: Donald, Rudy, Marion and Mildred. Members of her family include her 2 sons: Michael R. Emmons and Daniel L. (Rebecca) Emmons; 2 grandchildren: Sarah (Shawn) and Robert; 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visit with family and friends while sharing refreshments on Wednesday (JAN 15th) from 4-6PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900 where Msgr. Michael Osborn will lead the Rosary at 5:30PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley on Thursday (JAN 16th) at 11AM at St. Augustine Cathedral. A luncheon will follow in the Cathedral Center. Entombment by the Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit Rosalie’s personal web page at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com, where you can read her story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg Historical Museum or St. Augustine Renovation.