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Roswitha Maria ‘Rose’ Butkiewicz

Roswitha Maria “Rose” Butkiewicz, 74, of Marlow, OK passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan, OK.

Roswitha Maria Bleistein was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Genesen, Poland to Olga and Stephen Bleistien. She married Lawrence Charles Butkiewicz on Dec. 22, 1983 in Roskilde, Denmark.

Rose was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Lawton, OK. She was a member of German-American Club in Lawton; enjoyed ceramics and cooking; and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Charles Butkiewicz of the home; her children, Jasmin Cochran and husband William; Sonja Lewis and husband Vincent and Thomas Bleistien and wife Birgit; a brother, Heinz Bleistien; five grandchildren: Nicole Cochran, Madison Cochran, Tom Bleistien, Bradley Thompson and Jordan Wells.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Rosamunde Zebish.

Pallbearers will be: William Cochran, Gary Lovett, Joachim Zebish, Chuck Stephens, Mark Conclin and Bradley Thompson. Honorary Bearers are: Henry Monroe, Marvin Terrel, Peter Zebish and Vincent Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Cancer Centers of Southwest; 3401 West Gore Blvd.; Lawton, OK 73505

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