Rose Mary (Hoffart) Brossart, the daughter of Michael and Maria (Axtman) Hoffart was born on November 14, 1927 in Rugby, North Dakota. She died at the age of 85 years on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Rose was raised in the home of her parents in rural Balta, North Dakota and received her education at Brazil School #2. On October 20, 1947, she was united in marriage to Anton B. Brossart at the Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Balta. They lived, farmed and raised their family on the Brossart family farm until 1976 when they moved to Rugby. Rose worked at the Cornerstone Caf and for Andrew’s Steak House. Rose enjoyed gardening, decorating her house and yard for every holiday, playing cards with her grandchildren, and cooking and visiting with family. She especially enjoyed Girls’ Day Out. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters. Anton died on July 12, 1984.
Rose is survived by her four sons, David (Nina) of Lansford, Dennis of Bismarck, Michael (Vernice) of Rugby, and Mark (Leanne) of Minot; ten grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mike) Gjerde, Rachael (Jimmy) Ormond, Rebekah, Michael, Lance (Julianna), Suzanne, Wyatt and Travis (Tabitha) Brossart, Dustin Martin, and Kallie (Ben) Goodman; twelve great- grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Hoffart of Longmont, CO and Donald (Regina) Hoffart of Devils Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters; a great-grandchild; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 18th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Father Thanaiah Marneni, Celebrant, Father Tom Graner, Concelebrant.
Casket Bearers: Lane Brossart, Travis Brossart, Michael Brossart, Elizabeth Brossart-Gjerde, Rachael Brossart-Ormond, Suzanne Brossart, Rebekah Brossart, and Mike Gjerde
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com.
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