Rose M. Truckey

December 29, 1924 - May 13, 2017
Racine, WI



Friday, May 19, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM CDT
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1533 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:30 AM CDT
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1533 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


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.

National Azlheimers Association
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Life Story / Obituary


Rose M. Truckey, age 92, passed away on May 13, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. Rose was born in Racine, Wisconsin on December 29, 1924, daughter of the late Michael and Heripsima Arakelian.

Rose was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School. On June 19, 1944, she was united in marriage to the late Sylvester R. Truckey. Rose started her career in banking at North Side Bank for 17 years, before serving as Vice-President of the newly established M&I Bank of Mount Pleasant in 1975. She then became Vice-President and Branch Manager for Pioneer Savings and Loan in 1983 and remained in that position until her retirement.

Rose was dedicated to the community and served on several boards, committees and commissions. She proudly served on the St. Mary’s Auxiliary, was the first woman to chair the Round Table Financial Institutions group for RAMAC, was past president of the Christian Women of Sacred Heart, President of the Armenian cultural group, founder and past president of the Point West Business Association, Commissioner of Memorial Hall, advisory board member for the Salvation Army, advisory board member for the Mental Health Association of Racine, Co-Chairperson for the Heart fund, Co-Chairperson for the Racine United Way, Racine County Commission on Ageing and served as a board member of St. Monica’s Senior Living center. Rose was also named Ms. Senior Wisconsin in 1990 and represented the State of Wisconsin in the Senior America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Rose was an avid reader, loved gardening, played a mean game of scrabble and travelled to most of Europe and several Mediterranean countries. She loved her family and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her children, Michael J. Truckey and Nancy M. (John) Sullivan of Omaha, Nebraska. She is also survived by her niece, Patricia Bennett and also by her loving grandchildren, Nicholas Truckey, Daniel (Stephanie) Sullivan, Steven (Marilyn) Sullivan, Kimberly (Todd) Chipman and Andrew (Amanda) Sullivan. She also leaves behind her loving great grandchildren, Isabelle, Zachary, Josh, Katie and Kristen, Zavian, Zyleia, Anderson, Alex and Grace. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary Barsamian, Lucy Balian and Uncle Ohannes (Dada) Arakelian.

Visitation will be held at the Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home from 4-7 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 and on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St. from10- 10:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 am with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Alzheimer’s Association have been suggested by the family.

The family would also like to extend their thanks to the Omaha, Nebraska Medical Care community and the compassionate care given to her by the Azria Health – Montclair staff.