Rosanne Telfer

Funeral Services:

Rosanne Telfer, 95, of Brookfield, Wisc., formerly of Charlotte, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2018 in Brookfield. She was born on February 4, 1923, to George and Lillian (Woods) Porter in Highland Park. Rosanne married Alex Telfer on April 14, 1945. She was a 4-H leader teaching clothing and cooking for several years, and she loved gardening and taking care of her family.

This beautiful, warm, compassionate woman leaves a legacy of love, humor, understanding, patience, kindness, elegance and a deep love of children. Everyone who met her loved her.  We are so sorry to have lost you but know that many others are rejoicing, including all the precious children in heaven that now have a wonderful guardian angel of their own. We loved you yesterday, today and will every tomorrow.

Rosanne is survived by her daughter, Kathy (James Mathew “Matt” Bourne) Bourne; two sons, Ross (Tammy) Telfer, Bruce (Julie) Telfer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex, in 1994; and her son, Scott, in 1991.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, May 14, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Rosanne will be interred during a private graveside service at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.

The family expresses its deepest appreciation to Silverado Oak Village where Mom has been loved and cared for over the last seven years, Community Memorial Hospital and Horizon Hospice. They all surrounded her with love and wonderful care.

If desired, the family suggests memorial tributes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc., 8948 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226, where they house and support families whose children are having medical treatment at Children’s Hospital.  She loved the gardens and the house there and has always loved children.

The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Rosanne’s tribute page at