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Rosa Fendt

September 18, 2016

Funeral Service - Thursday

September 22, 2016
- 2:30pm

Nativity Catholic Church


September 22, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Nativity Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Rosa Fendt

September 18, 2016


Rosa Fendt passed with grace on Sept 18, 2016, at the age of 90, with her family at her side.

Rosa, the youngest of seven children, was born to Wenzel and Anna Distler in Unter-Zetlisch, Czechoslovakia in 1926. She was forced to flee her homeland for Germany after WWII and found the rest of her family in Germany with the help of the Red Cross. As a young girl, she loved hiking and bicycling and was a champion track athlete. She met and married Erwin Fendt in Mindelheim, Germany in 1951. Their first two children, Brigitte and Peter, were born in Germany. In 1956, Rosa and Erwin immigrated to Fargo with their young family, becoming United States citizens. Two sons, Paul and Mark, were born in Fargo.

Rosa and Erwin proudly operated Quality Bakery in the Fargo-Moorhead area, where Rosa assisted with the bookkeeping and running of the business. Rosa’s personal artistry shone through as she handcrafted magnificent marzipan candies and krum kake that were much in demand at the bakery every Christmas season.

Rosa was kind, big hearted, and full of life. She loved dancing, cooking, laughing with friends and family, and playing card games with her family. As a member of Holy Spirit and then Nativity church, she donated her time and talents. Many people still remember the Shanley fundraiser German dinners she donated for years. She was an avid gardener. In later years she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She shared her curiosity and creativity with those around her.

Rosa is preceded in death by her parents as well as her three brothers (Wenzel, Franz, and Erich) and three sisters (Theresa, Elfriede, and Margaret), all in Germany. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Erwin Fendt, and children: Brigitte Doherty (Michael), Spokane, Washington; E. Peter Fendt (Marcene), Fargo; Paul Fendt (Kathy), Seattle, Washington; and Mark Fendt, Redmond, Washington. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Michelle Schumacher (Nick), West Fargo; Amy Davis (Ryan), Cottage Grove, Minnesota; and Austin Fendt, Redmond, Washington; as well as two great grandchildren: Nora and Olivia Schumacher, West Fargo.

Rosary 1pm at Nativity Catholic Church, 1825 11th Street South, Fargo on Thursday September 22nd, followed by visitation and viewing with funeral service to begin at 2;30pm.   Interment following funeral services

Rosa leaves us rich in memories. We will always hear her voice in our ears, and feel the warmth of her touch and her love in our hearts.


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7 responses to “Rosa Fendt”

  1. Matt Vaudrin says:

    Love and prayers to the entire family. Grandma Rosa was special to many people.

  2. Marietta Bettermann says:

    Erwin and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your neighbors,
    Marietta & Brian Bettermann
    Don & Bernice Rasmussen

  3. Teresa Gladue says:

    I met Rosa when I started working at Big Top Bingo. In 2002, I had a new granddaughter and brought her into work. Rosa asked to hold her and I think there was instant love between the two of them. As she got older, the first person Bailey ran to see at Big Top was Rosa. Bailey and I were both saddened to hear of Rosa’s passing. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  4. Kathy Carbno says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you! So Very Sorry for Your Loss! Rosa was a special mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

  5. Marianne Vöst, geborene Fendt says:

    Lieber Erwin mit Familie,
    zum Abschied Deiner lieben Frau Rosa senden wir aus Tussenhausen, Germany, allerherzlichste Beileidswünsche.
    In Gedanken sind wir bei Euch.
    Deine Schwester Marianne und Martin mit unseren Kindern

  6. Sister Mary Margaret Mooney says:

    My prayers and sympathy are with Mr. Erwin and all the Fendt family on their loss of the earthly presence of Rosa. Know that she awaits you in the glory of God.

  7. Murray Semanko says:

    Erwin and family,
    So sorry to hear about Rosa’s passing. We have so many good memories as neighbors and friends on 12th Street. God bless her and all of you!
    Murray, Linda, Lauren, and Cole Semanko

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