Elmer P. Rose, 90

Elmer Paul Rose, age 90, of St. Paul, formerly of Dassel, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Cerenity Care Center in St. Paul.

He was born June 4, 1925, in Dryden Township, Sibley County, the son of Otto and Bertha (Bauer) Rose. Shortly thereafter, he was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, by Pastor Gustav J. Mueller.

He attended Dryden Parochial School through eighth grade, and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord by Pastor Herman J. Winter. He continued his education at Gaylord High School, graduating in 1942.

After high school, Elmer decided to stay on the farm and, together with his parents, continued to farm there until his marriage.

Elmer was joined in marriage to Elaine Panning, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude (Kroells) Panning of Hamburg, Sept. 25, 1946, at Emanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor L. Wohlfeil. They farmed together until they retired in 1988.

In 1984, they bought a lake home near Vergas, MN, and spent many happy hours fishing from the dock and their boat.

They remained living on the farm until 1995, when they purchased a home in Dassel and continued their retirement there.

In March of 2013, Elmer and Elaine moved to Cerenity Care Center-Marian, St. Paul.

Elmer and Elaine greatly enjoyed their years on the farm, and they loved spending time with family and friends. Elmer also enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, and playing the concertina. He served in many capacities in his church, and sang in the mixed and male choirs for many years.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Elaine Rose of St. Paul; daughters Karen (Tom) Kegley of Richfield, Janet (Bruce) Quigley of Elgin, IL, and Wanda (David) DeRemer of Golden Valley; grandsons Jonathan (Jennifer) Kegley of Carver, Benjamin (Jessica) Quigley of Montgomery, IL, and Dunham DeRemer of Golden Valley; step-grandson Michael DeRemer of Minneapolis; and five great-grandchildren, Nolan and Mason Kegley, and Ellen, Jacob and Liam Quigley.

He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Louise (Harold) Panning of Canby; and many other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his son, Randall, in 1969; parents, Otto and Bertha Rose; parents-in-law, Arthur and Gertrude Panning; and sisters, Alma Frauendienst, Arline Pieschke, Esther Alsleben, and Louise Laabs.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Harold Storm officiated, and Debbie Forstner was the organist. Parish hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Abide With Me,” “Children Of The Heavenly Father,” and “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.”

There was visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Jonathan Kegley, Benjamin Quigley, Dunham DeRemer, Clarence Frauendienst, Everett Bratsch, and Bernell Laabs.

Arrangements were by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord.Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on obituaries/guest book.

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