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Ann Marie Rosenau

Jan 3, 2014

Funeral services for Ann Marie Rosenau, age 71 of Willow City, were held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Metigoshe Christian Center of rural Bottineau. Officiating at the service was the Reverend Carol Wendel. Cheryl Haagenson was the soloist and John Martinson was the organist. Casket bearers were her grandsons: Jeremy Dissette, Derek Dissette, Christopher Belcourt, Jordan Stenson, Alex Stenson, Adam Stenson, Josh Mord and Andrew Kraft. Honorary casket bearers were all of Ann Marie’s family, friends and past co-workers. Interment will take place at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery near Bottineau at a later time.

Ann Marie was born on February 14, 1942 in Bottineau, ND. She was the daughter of Bertha Peterson Kittleson. She grew up in the Turtle Mountains and attended Loon Lake #5 aka Happy Hills School. In 1957 Ann Marie married Harold Rosenau and celebrated 56 years of marriage this year. Harold and Ann made their home in Deadwood and Lead, SD for over 12 years. While living in South Dakota Ann Marie and Harold added four children; Brenda, Laurie, Lisa and Ty to their family. In 1970, they moved to Willow City to start farming of which they added all different kinds of animals along with a large garden. Shortly after moving to the farm they added another child, Heath, to their family. While farming Ann Marie pursued a nursing degree and became LPN in 1977 and worked at the Rolette Community Hospital for a short time and retired from Heart of America Medical Center nine years ago.

Ann Marie enjoyed working in her flower beds and gardens along with teaching her children and grandchildren the finer art of cooking, canning, making crafts and sewing quilts. She also got involved in city government and served two terms on the Willow City Council, along with serving on the Salem Cemetery Board for the last few years. Ann Marie absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to their visits. Gardening was also a passion that produced pick-up loads of produce that she and Harold would give away to whoever would take it. In the last three years she started making wine with her son along with ice fishing on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River in Minnesota.

Ann Marie passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at her home.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Harold of Willow City, three daughters and two sons. Brenda (Daryl) Foster, Rugby, ND, Laurie (Aaron) Stenson, Enderlin, Lisa (Jerry) Mord, Baudette, MN, Ty (Suzy) Rosenau, Warroad, MN and Heath (Brenda Hoefs) Rosenau, Grand Forks, ND. 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren: Jeremy, Derek, Heather, Chris, Jordan, Alex, Adam, Ray, Alecia, Brittni, Josh, Sydney, Ben, Erin and Simon. Two sisters Marla (Carl) Lee, Bottineau ND and Penny (Ed) Krumwiede, Sarles, ND; three brothers-Donald (Darlene) Kittleson, Bottineau ND, Tyrone (Marilyn) Kittleson, Minot, ND and Jamie (Kandis) Kittleson, Bottineau, ND; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Ann Marie was preceded in death by her mother Bertha Peterson Kittleson, one Aunt Dorothy Peterson and two special Uncles Oscar and Pete Peterson, and two other special Aunts Bertha Haugen and Ruth Peterson, a sister Judy Slater, two brothers Dennis and Larry Kittleson. May Ann Marie’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Ann Marie was preceded in death by her mother Bertha Peterson Kittleson, one Aunt Dorothy Peterson and two special Uncles Oscar and Pete Peterson, and two other special Aunts Bertha Haugen and Ruth Peterson, a sister Judy Slater, two brothers Dennis and Larry Kittleson.

May Ann Marie’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

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