Rosemary Metcalf, (100) of Durand, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Advent Health- Durand with family by her side. She was born April 11, 1921 at home in Dunn County to William and Rose (Brenner) Averill. She attended Ingram School until 2nd grade when the family moved to her Grandparents farm in Bear Creek. Rosemary and her two brothers grew up on the family farm and attended Averill Country School. She graduated from Durand High School in 1939.
She married Willis (Bud) Metcalf on June 9, 1946 in Lake City, MN. They raised their 11 children in the Durand Area. Rosemary enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, growing plants and flowers. She loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by 10 children, Nancy Endl, Mary (Paul) Rasmussen, Steven, David, Kathy Wood, Mark (Hysham, MT), Patricia (Kevin) Bignell, William, Jane (Joe) Fedie, and Daniel; 21 Grandchildren; 42 Great-Grandchildren; 6 Great- Great-Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Bud (2007); son, Michael Metcalf (1980); parents, William and Rose (Brenner) Averill; grandson, Corey Bignell (2020); brothers, William and Charles Averill; sister-in-law, Lorraine; son-in-law, Gene Endl and daughter-in-law, Lori Metcalf.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Advent Health- Durand for their exemplary care and spiritual compassion.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Durand United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand. Goodrich Funeral Home is assisting the family. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at www.goodrichfh.com