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Rose Parke

Oct 31, 2020

Aug. 9, 1928 – Oct. 18, 2020

Rose Parke, the

daughter of Joseph and

Frances (Vrzal) Patocka,

was born on August 9,

1928 in Pisek, North

Dakota. She was called to

heaven at the age of 92 on

October 18, 2020 at the

Heart of America Care

Center in Rugby, North


Rose was the youngest

of five children. She at-

tended school in Pisek,

graduating in 1946. She

then went to Minneapolis

and worked for Sears. On

April 14, 1948, Rose was

united in marriage to Er-

nest “Ernie” Parke in

Pisek. They moved to

Fargo for two years, then

to Langdon for several

years where Ernie began

working for Otter Tail

Power Company. From

there, they moved to

Morris, Minnesota for five

years and finally to Rugby

in 1966.

Rose was a homemaker,

dedicated to raising their

five children. She loved

to bake and always had

something freshly baked

and ready for the kids

when they got home from

school. She also enjoyed

doing puzzles, working

outdoors and spending

time with family. She

served as a CCD teacher at

Little Flower Catholic

School for several years,

then as a volunteer there

and at the Haaland Home.

She was a member of Lit-

tle Flower Catholic

Church and it’s Christian

Mother’s January circle

for many years along with

the American Legion Aux-

iliary since 1970.

Rose is survived by two

sons, Ken and his wife,

Sara of Dilworth, MN and

Duane and his wife, Rene

of Fargo; three daughters,

Phyllis and her husband,

Mark Johnson of Rugby,

Shirley and her husband,

Doug Hauck of Rugby and

Bonnie Grubb of

Bismarck; ten grandchil-

dren; twenty-two great

grandchildren; one

great-great grandson;

along with many nieces,

nephews; other relatives

and friends. She was pre-

ceded in death by her

husband, Ernie on March

17, 2006; son-in-law,

Steve Grubb; two sisters;

two brothers and her


Mass of Christian buri-

al will be a private family

mass at a later time with

burial in the Little Flower

Catholic Cemetery. Fa-

ther Michael Schommer,


As per her request,

there will not be a re-

viewal; however friends

may sign a guest book

and visit with the family

from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00

noon on Saturday, No-

vember 7th at the Ander-

son Funeral Home in Rug-

by. Masks and social dis-

tancing will be required.

Organist: Angie De-


Vocal leader/Cantor: Sara Selensky

Readers: Briana Scearcy

and Michelle Draxten

Casket Bearers: Ken and

Duane Parke, Brian John-

son, Scott Hauck, Tyler

Grubb and Richard Hofs-


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby.

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