5-7 PM Monday, April 12, 2010 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
7 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
2:30 PM Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo
Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Boulger Funeral Home
Rose Clouse, 87, passed away on April 9, 2010 at Rosewood on Broadway under the assistance of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Rose Ann Schott was born Sept. 21, 1922 on the family farm in Chokio, MN. She was daughter of Frank and Sophia (Barth) Schott. Rose grew up in rural Chokio and graduated from Chokio High School. She attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, MN. Following college, Rose moved to Washington, D.C. where she did secretarial work for the government. During that time she attended and graduated from Frederick Flying School in Frederick, Maryland earning a private pilot’s license. She also was a welder in the US Naval Ship Yards during war time. Rose moved to New Orleans with her sister to work as the secretary for the president of Higgan’s Ship Builders. Rose’s next move was back to Minnesota where she met and married her husband, Raymond Clouse.
Raymond and Rose were married in 1948. During their marriage they lived in Minnesota; Kellogg, Idaho; and Fargo, ND. Raymond and Rose were charter members of Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo. In 1987 Raymond passed away just shy of their 39th wedding anniversary.
Rose’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She loved to garden. Rose enjoyed crocheting and embroidering, and was known for her wonderful meals and fabulous pies. Many who knew Rose remember the various wines she would make including her favorite: dandelion wine. Rose was active in the Camp Fire Girl Organization and a leader for decades. Rose stayed active later in life attending aerobics and participating in bingo at the senior center.
Rose is survived by two sons: Randy (Kristen) Clouse, Elk River, MN; Rodney (Tracy) Clouse, Argusville, ND; five daughters: Rhoda Thiel, Mandan, ND; Rhonda (Kirk) Miller, Fargo, ND; Rosi (Dwile) Krueger, Hebron, ND; Ramona (Rick) Engel, Fargo, ND; Robin (Mark) Steenson, Hillsboro, ND; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son-in-law, Dennis Thiel; two brothers, William Schott and Anton Schott; and four sisters, Mary Parrow, Sophia (Sylvia) Parrow, Anne Olsen and Margaritae Handel.