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Rosemary Vivian Baer passed away at her home on January 5, 2022 at the age of 88. Rosemary was born on January 6, 1933, the only child of Jacob and Mary (Goetz) Rech in Richardton, ND. They lived on a farm eight miles south of Richardton, close to the Anna Goetz farm, Rosemary’s grandmother. While attending Dickinson High School Rosemary lived with her paternal grandparents. Rosemary married Stanley J. Baer on October 28, 1950 at St. Mary’s Church in Richardton, ND. They moved to Fargo, ND where Stan was attending North Dakota State University and Rosemary went to Dakota Business College for a short time. They lived in married housing on the north edge of NDSU campus, where their first child Jeff was born. They moved to Moorhead, MN where their second child Renee was born. Rose worked at Northwestern Bell in Fargo (later US West), hired as one of the first German speaking operators. They purchased a newly built house in north Fargo, the only home Stan and Rose ever owned. Their other children, Audrey and Brad were born, and she took a short break from work while raising their children. Rosemary later worked for over 30 years as a repair operator until the age of 62. She loved to spend her time playing bridge with her neighborhood friends, curling in a league at the FM curling club, and going to the lake. Rose made wedding cakes for many people, and beautiful sugar Easter eggs, a skill she learned from her grandfather Anton Rech. Rose leaves four children, Jeffrey (Deb) Baer, Renee Baer, Audrey (Brad) Hawkins, and Brad (Lea) Baer. She leaves six grandchildren, Jacob and Jared Baer, Alex and Garrett Hawkins, and Chris and Josh Baer, and five great grandchildren, Morgan Baer, Micah and Beckett Baer, and Ella and Olivia Hawkins. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Mary Rech, her husband Stan, and numerous aunts and uncles. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: A private service will be held at the Boulger Funeral Home on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery North.

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  1. Brad: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family on the loss of your mother.

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  2. My sympathy to Baer family, Rose was a co-worker at phone company in 1990’s. I have many good memories. RIP Rose.

  3. Jeff Baer & Family,
    We were sorry to see of your mother’s passing. We didn’t know your mother, but we know you lost your dad the same time that my own mother died. We so appreciated how caring you were during that difficult time for us. My dad, Ron Tellinghusen, delivered flowers to Boulger for years, & he has always spoken very highly of all the Boulger staff.

    Our Deepest Condolences,
    Steve & Jane (Ermer) Metzger

  4. Always got such a hoot out of Rosemary. One year she wore a big sombrero hat at the phone co. In the Maintance Center to keep the light out of her eyes. We all thought it was a hoot and the one laughing the loudest was Rosemary. She was always up good for a good time! RIP Rosemary. It hasn’t been a very Happy New Year so far there just has been so many of the “good ones” passing away this month.

  5. Renee & Family,
    I have many great memories of Stan & Rosemary at the curling club. They were really good to me. They always remembered my birthday and would bring a cake or chili for everyone. I enjoyed curling with Stan and Rosemary would watch and ‘skip’ behind the glass. She always had stories to tell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Frank & Ruth Podoll

  6. Our condolences to all. We loved aunt Rose and uncle Stan very much. She will be missed, but now they can be together again. Can you imagine how the get together with all the family she gets to see again will be.💞Would have liked to have been able to be there tomorrow but weather and roads put a damper on that. Hugs to all once again sorry for your loss. 💔💞

  7. I am very sorry to hear of aunt Rose’s passing. I always loved seeing her and uncle Stan when they came to visit and Rose always had the most fun stories. My sympathies to all her family.

  8. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. We always enjoyed visiting and spending time with aunt Rose and uncle Stan. Many hours were spent listing to and enjoying the stories that were told about their adventures and past. There was never a shortage of laughs.
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. We always enjoyed our time seeing and visiting with aunt Rose and uncle Stan. The stories they would tell about their life and adventures were always interesting and a lot of laughs were had. She always had goodies available when we visited and willingly shared a lot of recipes with us.
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. My deepest sympathy to all of you! Really enjoyed visiting with your mom and Dad all the stories of growing up and stories of Grandma and her roller skating up in the attic! God Bless you all! Your cousin Mark!

  11. Audrey,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will never forget how she welcomed all of us for sleepovers and our motley crew of guys and girls to your home in Fargo and your home at the lakes.
    She made your house a good place to go.
    My condolences to Jeff, Renee, and Brad. And a hug to you and your family.

  12. Dear Audrey & Family:
    Recently read about the passing of your mom. My deepest sympathy. So many wonderful memories of your friendship. The last time I saw you was at my mother’s funeral, (we were a lot younger then). Your presence at the time meant a lot.
    Love & prayers.

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