Skip to Main Content

Rosemary Ann Krawza Wermter


Rose held in two hands Rose Wermter Rose with tears coming from petals

There are those that say “Forget the past, solving Rose’s murder will not bring her back”. Of course this is true. However, why should the person or persons who savagely killed her be allowed to freely enjoy life when Rose has not had that luxury for over 34 years? Why have they had the opportunity to watch children grow, go shopping, or walk in the woods when Rose could not?

Rose was a warm, caring, beautiful young woman. Like every other member of the human race, she had her faults. However, she did not deserve to be slaughtered.  Those that loved and cared about her not only live with the painful memory of the tragic loss, but also the uncertainty resulting from the lack of closure.

Whoever is responsible for her death must be held accountable for their actions, regardless of how long it’s been.  We may never know who was responsible for her death, but that does not mean that we should forget her of forget that there is someone out there who is capable of committing such a heinous act.

-The Family of Rosemary Wermter

Drawing of woman holding a rose to her cheek while she is crying

Originally aired November 2007

If you or anyone you know have information relating to this case, or if you were at the Hawthorne Ballpark on  Friday April 18th or Saturday April 19th, 1980, you are urged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 715-395-1695 or one of the links below.

In Loving Memory of Rose Mary Ann Wermter

The words Roses Cry, My Angel Tears, underneath an image of 4 roses laying in water