Marian Carlsted Rossi, age 91, of San Diego, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, after suffering a stroke.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 at Washburn-McReavy in Bloomington, (952)884-8145. Interment will be at Fort Snelling Monday, Feb. 20. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Marian was born Sept. 8, 1920, at the Carlsted farm in Collinwood Township, to Alfred and Edith (Johnson) Carlsted. she was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran/Gethsemane Church in Dassel.
Marian graduated from Dassel High School.
She was employed by Minneapolis Honeywell until she entered the US Navy in September 1944, where she served her country during World War II and met her future husband, Edmund Rossi.
Marian and Edmund were married at the Carlsted farm at Dassel May 4, 1946. The Rev. Philip A. Leaf, pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiated. Three children were born to this union; David, John, and Roy.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; her mother and father; brothers Ferdinand, Lowell, and Luverne; and sisters Harriet Carlsted and Ruth Carlsted Jenson.
She is survived by her sons, David of Bolivia, John of San Diego, and Roy (Jackie) of Hutchinson; brothers Adolph of Bloomington, Roy of St. Paul and John of St. Cloud; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Marian loved Jesus. She lived and spoke her faith with a contagious, dimpled smile. She welcomed many friends and family to visit and stay at her home.
The age of 91 didn’t stop her adventurous spirit one week prior to her passing, she requested a fast motorcycle ride through the streets of San Diego, which her son, John, was happy to fulfill on his Harley Davidson.