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Carol Rosenau

Carol M. Rosenau, age 80, of Carrington, ND, was called home Wednesday, May 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington.

Carol Mavis Tuntland was born August 2, 1938, on a farm in Grandfield Township, rural Sheyenne, ND. She was the daughter of Ivan and Myrtle (Lindstrom) Tuntland. Carol attended school and graduated from Sheyenne High School in 1956. She continued her education at North Dakota State Agriculture College (NDSU) graduating in 1960, majoring in Home Economics.

Carol met the love of her life, Jack Rosenau, in Carrington, while attending a dance at the Rainbow Gardens. He was driving a classy, black ’59 Pontiac Bonneville, but that’s not what attracted her. It was the handsome man behind the wheel. They were united in marriage on June 25, 1961, at Grandfield Lutheran Church, rural Sheyenne. Carol and Jack were blessed with three beautiful children; Jodi, Daniel, and Gaylen. Carol taught Home Economics in Cooperstown prior to staying home with her children. Carol returned to work in December 1989, working at Rosenau Equipment, Inc. for 27 years, until her retirement date in May 2016.

 Carol was very active in the community and her church. She was a member of the CHI Auxiliary, Federated Women’s Guild, a 4-H Leader, Rosehill Township clerk, Everglad Homemakers, and Federated Church Board. Carol was the recipient of many awards, including Honorary C Club, Foster County Fair Honoree, and most recently, North Dakota CHI Auxilian of the Year. Carol was always on the go, following her children to sporting events, school functions, and life as a mother. She was very proud of her family. Her pride continued with each grandchild and great-grandchild. Each one was special to her in their own unique way. Carol and Jack rarely missed any events that their grandchildren were participating in, with her being the “official” statistician for each  grandchild. When sports were over for the season, she and Jack would take their annual excursion to Laughlin to spend time with her siblings.

Her home and heart were open to all of those who knew her. Carol will be remembered for her genuine heart, lending hand, open ear, and warm hugs.

She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Jack; her three children, Jodi (Dale) Burr, Daniel (Pam Spitzer) Rosenau, and Gaylen (Bonnie) Rosenau all of Carrington; ten grandchildren, Brandon (Tracy) Beckley, Dylan, Mason, and Joclynn; Derek (Kristen) Beckley, Wyatt, Russell, and Ruth; Kendra (Benjamin) Beach, Rhett and Aspen; Caleb (Rachel Macdonald) Burr; Justin (Kaitlyn) Rosenau, Graham, Porter, and Mavis; Melissa (Matthew) Ystaas, Aubree and Ethan; Tysen (Markie) Rosenau and Brayden; Sierra (Jay) Tweed and Jackson; Brooke (Easton Page) Rosenau, and Trey Rosenau; one sister, Ilo Fox and one brother Darrell (Carol) Tuntland; a sister-in-law Peggy (Ed) Smith; a brother-in-law Gary (Helen) Rosenau and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law (Wilferd and Ruth Rosenau) and two brothers-in-law, Ray Freeh and Clare Fox.

In Lieu of flowers, please send memorials to either the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington or CHI Auxiliary, Carrington.

Visitation: will be Monday and Tuesday 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home in Carrington and will continue Tuesday at 6:00PM at the Federated Church UCC/UMC of Carrington followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM.

Funeral Service: will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:30AM at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.

Burial: will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

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26 Comments

  1. My prayers and thoughts go out to the whole family. So sad to hear the loss of a great wife and mother!

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  2. Jack & family,
    I was saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a very special gal. My deepest condolences.

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  3. I’ll always love you, Carol.

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  4. Our deepest sympathy. Carol will be missed. May you feel the comfort of God’s presence as you grieve your loss.

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  5. Knowing Carol was a blessing and I always felt that God was the center of our relationship. I am so thankful to have been friends. ~ She served on the Healthcare Auxiliaries of North Dakota board as a District Chairperson for 6 years. Carol was a beautiful person inside and out. My condolences to the family. . .you were blessed.

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  6. my condolences to you jack and your family. may carol rest in peace.

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  7. Our Carol, a dear friend. May God’s comforting love surround families and friends who have known her loving and caring ways.

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  8. A life well lived. Through the writeup , one thing is constant:giving. As a wife, mother, Grandmother, teacher, business woman, and volunteer. I only know Gaylen but his mom shines through him.

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  9. jack so sorry to hear about carol. my condolences to you and your family. may she rest in peace.

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  10. Condolences to the Rosenau family.

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  11. So sorry for your loss, she was a very kind lovely lady, always a hello and smile, may God be with you …..

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  12. What a beautiful lady inside and out, she’ll be missed

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  13. So sorry to hear of Carols passing. She was such a wonderful friend and classmate growing up. God’s arms be around all of you

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  14. My thoughts and prayers with the Rosenau Family. Carol was a staple in the community. She will be missed by many.

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  15. Carol was a wonderful lady and it was such a pleasure knowing her and being her friend. She will be missed.

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  16. May you find peace in the celebration of a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers will be for you during this difficult time.

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  17. Keeping your entire family in our heart and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
    Condolences from Craig and Brenda Rask

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  18. Jack and family sorry to hear of your loss of Carol.

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  19. My sympathies to your family on the loss of your dear Carol. My mother was Carol’s home ec teacher in Sheyenne so many years ago, and my mother so admired Carol and Ilo. They remained in touch through the years, and a conversation about the the Tuntland family always brought warm smiles. Carol’s was a life well lived and she clearly left a wonderful legacy. May the memories of her life bring you comfort.

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  20. Our sincere thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you a great measure of comfort, strength and peace as you grieve the death of your loved one and may you forever hold onto wonderful memories of Carol.

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  21. Carol was a fellow NDSU student 60 years ago when we met. At Ceres Hall gatherings, she offered memories that gave perspective . . . and we all laughed. To Carol’s family, our condolences.

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  22. Condolences from an Oakes friend of Darrell and Carol (Sanders) Tuntland.
    “Blessed are the that mourn for the shall be comforted.”
    PEACE

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  23. Dear Jack and all of Carol’s loved ones, Jim and I offer our deepest sympathy. Please know you are held in our prayers. Carol will be missed by many! May God look with favor upon her and grant her eternal peace!

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  24. Sending my prayers and sympathy for a dear friend. Carol was such an inspiration to everyone. She was always willing to take on projects in her volunteer life and participate in all of the activities of her children and grandchildren. Keep her in your life by sharing memories with your family and friends. I am sorry I was not able to attend the service but please know you are in my thoughts.

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  25. Our sympathy to you & your family in the passing of Carol. May you find comfort & peace in remembering her life.

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  26. I am so sorry, Rosenau family. My parents, Jerome and Janice loved being with Carol (and Jack)! Your wonderful photograph, “Rosenau Strong,” is a wonderful testament to the grit of your family. Sending hugs and love, Jerilyn

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