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Rosemary Werner

February 7, 1930 — June 27, 2018

Rosemary Werner of Rush City passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Scandia House in Pine City at the age of 88.

Rosemary (Singer) Werner was born at home on February 7, 1930 to Joseph and Mary Ellen (Caroon) Singer in Rock Creek Township. She lived on the family farm with her parents and younger brothers, Joseph and William until Joseph Sr. passed away when Rosemary was 6. Her mother remarried Fred Mans and blended the two families, adding siblings Bernice, Ilene, Delores, Donna Mae, Raymond, Donald and Margie. Her mother had two additional daughters, Eyvonne (Mans) Buckley and Carole (Mans) Henderson. Rose attended school in the Pine City area through the 8th grade at the Milburn School.

Rosemary met Wilbur Francis Werner through working on their family farms. They kept in contact despite her moving to Minneapolis where she worked as a waitress for a short while. They were married on October 29, 1948 in Pine City, MN, but continued to live in Minneapolis. The couple lived in Grasston for a short while before purchasing the family farm in Rock Creek. Their four children are: Suzanne, Gary, Bob and Janine. Rosemary worked as a homemaker and helped on the farm driving the tractor, bailing hay, gardening, crocheting and bead work while raising her children. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her sweets.

Rosemary stayed on the family farm for several years after Wilbur passed away, until it got to be too much. She then moved to an assisted living in Pine City where she has resided for much of the past 10 years. She enjoyed bird watching, lunch outings, especially Pizza Hut, playing Bingo and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rosemary is survived by daughters Suzanne (Darrell) Johnson of Rush City, and Janine Weber of Blaine; son Gary Werner (Elena Wiss) of Rush City; daughter-in-law Lori Werner of Rush City; grandchildren Stacey Guse, Kristy (Tim) Cram, Cody (Bethany) Werner, Cole Werner, Conner Werner, Shawna (Josh) Griffin, Rob (Tiffany) Werner, Jacob Weber and Chelsea Weber; great-grandchildren Isabella and Colin Guse, Grace, Audrey, Noah, Josiah, and Jacoby Cram, Addison, Dyson and Aubrey Griffin; extended family Donna Mae (Arnie) Johnson of Rock Creek, Margie Pavek of Hinckley, Vonnie (Richard) Buckley of Oakdale, Dick Henderson of Florida, Aggie Eull of St. Michael, Mae Singer of Coon Rapids, and Marlene Singer of St. Michael.

She is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Werner; son Bob Werner; brothers Joseph Singer and William Singer; half-sister Carrie; step-sisters Bernice, Ilene, and Delores; step-brothers Raymond and Donald.

Deacon Gene Biever will officiate at funeral services for Rosemary: 11 AM; Monday, (7/2/18) at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 4-7 PM; Sunday, (7/1/18) and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 PM. The interment will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Pine City; 1:30 PM Monday after the luncheon.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City - Olson Chapel.
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