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Rose Clouse

September 21, 1922 - April 09, 2010


5-7 PM Monday, April 12, 2010 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo

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7 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo

Funeral Service:

2:30 PM Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo


Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Rose Clouse

September 21, 1922 - April 09, 2010


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.


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  1. Nikki W. says:

    GeorgiaMs. Rose had a great life and did something many women do not get the opportunity to experience. May her memory live on through stories and photos. Please remember God’s promise to rid the earth of our worst enemy, death and reunite us with our loved ones again (John 5:28,29)

  2. Janice Daly (Adsero) says:

    Sorrento FloridaMona and Family,

    As kids we only see a small fragment of the lives of the adults around us. There was very few women who were pilots in thoses days. That says alot about your mom, if she wanted something she faced the challenge. Your mother was full of spunk even though she was raising 7 kids she still found time to pursue hobbies (like that tasty Dandelion wine). I remember going to garage sales with her and Mona, she managed to find another salt & pepper shaker set that she didn’t have. She gave good advice and always made me feel welcome in your home.

    As we grew up and our mothers became widows, it was a blessing they found each other and developed a friendship that brought them joy.

    Your mother touched the hearts of many and will be missed. Bless you all as you remember the wonderful life your mother and father began for you all.

    Sincerely with Love,
    Janice Daly (Adsero) & Family

  3. Nancy Dopirak (McNamara) says:

    Palmdale CaI am so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Rose, and my Aunt. Although we don’t get to see each much anymore, please know you are all in my prayers. I remember your Mom as a very kind and loving person. In reading her obituary, I was intrigued to learn of all the wonderful things she accomplished in her life. But the most wonderful of all was the raising of her children. That was her greatest accomplishment.
    Much love you all of you,
    Your cousin Nancy

  4. Beth Delaney Sullivan says:

    Minneapolis MN
    As a girlhood friend of her youngest, I have fond memories of Rose in her red, red lipstick showing us how to crochet bunny magnets for the Camp Fire Jamboree, encouraging basement forts and sleepovers, and stretching a buck until it groaned for mercy. She was intriguing, warm, and full of surprises (like knowing how to fly and weld, apparently). She was a wonderful mom, and I’m very sorry for your loss.

  5. Jane Clower Bonham says:

    Summerville South CarolinaRhoda,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I have great memories of both of your parents from when we were kids. They were very kind people and loved their kids very much.

    You and your family are in my prayers.


  6. Tom Maier says:

    Mapleton ND
    From Archie, Sharon, Tom and Alan Maier, our deepest sympathies. I remember when Rod and Alan would work on their dirt bikes in Rose’s garage when I (Tom) was barely old enough to ride a pedal bike. She was always everyone’s mother. I am thankful she was around to keep my brother and Rod out of trouble!
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  7. Craig Clouse says:

    Bellingham WashingtonMy sincere condolences.

    Been a very longggggggggggg time, hope all is well with you all, drop a e-mail or get on facebook so we can kinda get together,

    All I can remenber about Randy is he always got hayfever when you guys came to visit!!!!!


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