Conrad Rose

conrad rose
Conrad's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below: Conrad Evans Rose, 80, Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 after a brief stay at the Sanford Hospice House. He was born to Milton and Jeanette (Stumpf) Rose on March 9, 1940 in Red Wing, Minnesota. He graduated from Red Wing High School and the University of Minnesota with a BA and Journalism degree. In 1964 Conrad met the love of his life, Dorothy Jean St. John. They were married June 5, 1965 and together they had 4 children. He was news photographer for WCCO-TV while attending the University. Upon graduation, he moved to Fargo. He became a motion picture film photographer with Bill Snyder Films. After completing several films and TV commercials, the fast pace of television news lured him back into television at WDAY-TV where he worked for 28 years before retiring. It was not long after retiring that he and Kerry Shelton started a film production company. He worked there another 12 years before retiring again. This time he and his wife went traveling the United States and Canada pulling a fifth wheel trailer. He always made sure they were in the warm south during the winters. They liked Arizona and wintered there after they quit traveling. He then went to work for Strata Corp. as a Scalemaster weighting trucks. Conrad served in the Air National Guard as a motion picture specialist. That capacity afforded him many hours of flying and many trips. He was honorably discharged. Conrad and Dorothy enjoyed many years of camping with their children. And after his second retirement, they enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada while wintering in Arizona. Conrad leaves his beloved wife of 55 years; children, Suzanne (Jessica) Henrich, Coon Rapids, MN, David (Danita) Rose, West Fargo and their children, Jack Rose, Joe Rose, Brittany Baker, Brianna Baker, Tyler Baker, Maddie Baker, Sara (Daren) Stokke, Corpus Christi, TX and their children, Jake (Lesley) Stokke, Luke (Martha) Stokke, Noah Stokke, Matthew (Vicky) Rose, West Point, MS and their children, Samuel Rose, Cally Rose, Constance Rose, Abigail Rose, Peter Rose, Michael Rose, Levi Rose and Joel Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Keith. Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Hope Foundation or the charity of your choice. Conrad's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. We will always very fondly remember cousin Conrad for his grand sense of humor and his ability to listen to and accept different points of view. My wife Carol and I enjoyed the company of Conrad and Dorothy very much!
    All of our love to Dorothy, may Conrad rest in peace.

  2. My deepest sympathies. Conrad was so important in Fargo. I feel honored to have had his and Dorothy’s son, Matthew, in my class at Longfellow which provided me the opportunity to know them as well. A grand man is not easy to forget! May he continue to watch over all of you. Hugs!

  3. Sincerest condolences from former 2nd St N neighbors, Jodie and Jeff Helgeson and Jeanette Marcotte (Helgeson). We hope happy memories soon bring smiles back to your faces.

  4. Our sympathy to you Dorothy . We have so many fond memories from our winters in Coolidge, at Hohokam park where we became friends. All our trips to restaurants with you and Conrad, to Church & just spending time together. What a great man Conrad was. Rest In Peace dear Conrad.

  5. I will always remember my American «dad» after staying with Conrad and Dorothy in Fargo as an exchange student in 1982/83. Conrad was very including and treated me as family. I felt very welcome. He called me his Norwegian daughter. So glad we went to visit them in Fargo a few years ago. Rest in peace Conrad. All my love to Dorothy and the Rose Family

  6. I’m am so very sorry. I had the pleasure of working with Conrad for many years. I learned so much from him. He was such a special guy.

  7. Two of our children were blessed to be part of Dorothy’s daycare. We loved seeing Conrad and Dorothy everyday for several years. You are two amazing Christian people! So sorry to hear of your loss, but I know he’s up there with our Lord! God bless your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. He will be truly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Conrad right out college at WDAY. A patient man with a heart of gold.

  9. Conrad was the elder grandson of the Stumpf family. Growing up he was like a big brother. I remember when he was in his late teens he contributed to the Red Wing republican eagle newspaper as a journalist and photographer.

    He had a keen eye for news stories but also loved to capture the unique. His legacy of outhouse photos captures an historic feature of life prior to the mid 20 th century.

    Conrad left his mark on our history.

    Dorthy and family we share the grief of his passing but look forward to his presence in heaven.

  10. Memories of Conrad and his wife Dorothy when they were part of the Alpha program Sunday afternoons and evenings at Hope Lutheran Church South Campus. Always a hug, good conversation and warm smile. Before this I would see him and his camera taking pictures of events and activities Hope Lutheran.

  11. I knew “Connie as a young boy visiting his Grandpa and Grandma at
    their farm in Hager City, Wi. where his Mom grew up.
    Their names were Carl and Alvina and were great neighbors and friends.. My name was Janice Kind and I have a brother named
    Peter who Connie, as he was called at that age used to play together.
    He was born in1939, so they were close in age.I notified him about
    the obit noticed in the Republican Eagle inRedWing,Mn.
    Thank you for doing that. It brings back great memories!
    You all have my sympathy. Sounds like you all had a a great Dad,
    Granddad, friend and I’m sure a real sense to go with it knowing his
    Relationship. Peace to you all!

  12. Sending our sympathies and love to the Roses. We all have such fond memories of Conrad!

  13. 0ur hearts and thoughts are with all of you today, an always. Ww had so many good times, traveling finding good places to eat. We’ll keep in touch!!!!!! Love, Darlene

  14. I spent a lot of time at Conrad and Dorothy’s home as a little kid, playng endless hours with Sara and other kids, and have such fond memories of Conrad and his sense of humor. He was such a kind person and will be very missed in thisw orld. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to all of you.

  15. I met Connie when he came to visit his grandparents in Wisconsin.We enjoyed playing together and eating Alvira’s cookies. I knew his grandparents well from exchange farm work and Saturday night euchre. I could see the love and caring they gave Connie. I am happy that he passed that on to so many others.. I send my condolences to his family.

  16. When Conrad worked at WDAY-TV, he hosted the judging of the national television news photography competition. The competition was sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association. Each year, for several years, Conrad brought together six of the top television news photographers in the country to serve as judges for the national competition.
    Conrad scheduled the judging during the week of spring break so our students at MSUM could play back the entries for the judges. Hundreds of videotapes in many categories were judged. By volunteering to do this, Conrad performed an important contribution to the profession of television news photography. In addition, he blessed me and my students with the opportunity to learn about the fine points of television news photography from the best in the country.

  17. On behalf of the Marv Bossart family we want to say how sorry we are to hear of Conrad’s passing. We all grew up at the WDAY news station and spent time there with Conrad and at family events. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Rose family. Betty Bossart and families

  18. I always enjoyed Conrad. I first met him when I was a fledgling photographer at WDAY in the early 1980’s. He was a force to be reckoned with on news stories. He knew what he was doing and commanded so much respect. I got to know him better later when I took a color photgraphy class from him. He was a kind and understanding instructor. We have stayed in touch over the years and he and Dorothy have always been some of my FAVORITE people. I feel privileged to have known him.

  19. Conrad and I were students together in journalism at U of Minn. We took trips out in the country, photographing outhouses together! Carol and I kept track of Conrad and Dorothy over the years, visiting them in Arizona a couple winters. We will miss him, and our condolences to Dorothy and all the family.

  20. Hi Dorothy. Dawn just emailed me to let me know about Conrad. I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. This life is a brief one, indeed. It’s so interesting, because I was just recently thinking about you and wondering how you’re doing. I have a very large picture of Dawn and me that Conrad took of us, when we were very young hung on my wall. He was a gifted man. God give you his great peace as you mourn the loss of your sweet partner.

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