Rosalie Marie Hongerholt, 63, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo.  She was born on January 13, 1950 in La Crosse, WI to Alvin and Luella Bakke.  She grew up near Lanesboro, MN where she graduated high school.  On November 20, 1971, she married Henry Hongerholt Jr.  Rosalie worked several jobs over the years.  She worked at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN from 1967-1974.  In 1975, Henry and Rosalie moved to Fargo to raise their family.

Rosalie had many hobbies.  She loved playing games, whether it be softball, shooting pool, bowling, or playing card and dice games.  She also enjoyed going to Detroit Lakes, MN and camping.  Mostly, she loved spending time with her family and friends.  Her caring nature and zest for life will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Jr.; children, Nicole (Jason Restemayer) Hongerholt, Brandon (Amanda) Hongerholt, Kristina Hongerholt, Henry “Tate” (Jami Johnson) Hongerholt III; grandchildren, Ty, Skyler, Aydenne, Damian, Nathan, Alyssa, and Gracie; sister, Lavonne (Charles) McCabe; sister-in-law, Kathy Bakke; and many other relatives and friends.   

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles “Buddy” Bakke.

There will be a memorial service at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior.  Burial in Hongerholt Cemetery, Peterson, MN.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.  To view the complete obituary and to sign the online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Winona, MN
    I was sorry to hear of Rose’s death. She was always such a fun-loving person with a big heart and an even bigger smile. She will be missed. My sympathies to you, Junior, and your family. Vicki Simpson Decker

  2. randall MN
    Jr. We’re so sorry to hear about Rosie’s death.We didn’t know you were in fargo,or we would have called you. Marge & Jerry

  3. Rochester MN
    Junior, Nicole, Brandon,Tate, Kristina and families:

    My sincerest sympathy to all of you Rosalie loved life and loved her family. Keep her spirit through all of your memories of your wife, mom and grandma. Bless you all.

    – Diane

  4. Winona MnTo the entire family of Rose and Junior Hongerholt.We have not seen each other in years but have always considered you as great friends. We wish to express our deepest sympathy.We will always remember her smile. God bless.Rick and Peg

  5. rochester mnFun loving, carefree is how I will remember you Rose. Deepest sympathies to you, Junior, and your children. We will miss you! Love to all The Landsverk Family

  6. Lanesboro Minnesota
    Jerry and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the entire family of Rosalie. Jerry and I met Rosalie and Junior through Keith and Charlene Eide. We had so many great times with them when they would come to Lanesboro. Rosalie was a woman filled with so many laughs and was a pleasure to be around. Even though we did not see Rosalie very often, she will be missed when Junior comes to visit family and friends in Lanesboro.

    Our Sincere Sympathy,
    Jerry and Sharon Post
    Lanesboro, MN


  7. kasson Minnesota
    I am very sorry for your loss and would like to send my condolences for the family of Rosalie. Mike and Carol Wendt.

  8. Fargo ND
    Tate, I am sorry for your loss.
    I didn’t know you well but you are a good friend to Cole.
    If you have other siblings give them my condolences.

  9. Lanesboro MN
    Junior, Nicole, Brandon,Tate, Kristina and families: My love and sympathy to all of you. I loved Rosalie as a daughter and will miss her, too. She was always so smiley and busy helping someone. She loved all of you so much. Treasure all the wonderful memories you had together. She is an angel looking out for the rest of us now. Blessings and Love Cathy

  10. Camano Island WAOur thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hongerholt family at this sad time.
    Bonnie & Tom

  11. Kristina and family,

    My deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have.

  12. Fargo ND
    Henry III and family-
    I heard from Mark what happened. I’m sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

  13. Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Pretty sure there’s one heck of a pool tourney going on with Laurie, Jackie and Rosie. Hope you can find comfort in the awesome memories.

  14. Hey Rosie (Mom)… I am really gonna miss our going out for supper, “The Girls” Weekends and so many other escapades we have done… whose gonna keep me up all night..haha..I will think of you often and love you bunches!

    Tootaloo! Mary

    P.S. Jr and Family hopefully we will keep in touch!

  15. My close, wonderful, bestest friend of 30 years. Rosy Dosy what are we going to do without you. You will be forever in my memory and my heart. Love you bunches.

  16. Fargo ND

    Everyone at E.W. Wylie offers their condolences at your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything that we can be of help with feel free to ask

  17. Lanesboro MN
    Dear Junior and family, So sorry to learn of Rosie’s passing. Our condolances and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Junior, please take care of yourself too. You and Rosie were blessed with a lifetime of love. As a special angel, she will always be with you in your heart. When I remember Rosie I will always think of her smile and zest for fun! Blessed be her memory.

    Jim & Lori Haugen

  18. Harmony MN
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of grief.

    A great memory:
    I had so much fun when we went camping with all of you in Pelican Rapids and stayed in the cabins. Rosalie did such a great job setting up that vacation.

    There is another angel in heaven watching over all of us.

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