Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Helen Rosenau, age 81, of Bordulac, ND, died peacefully Friday, May 1, 2020, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, ND, with her children by her side.
Helen Bernice Neumiller, was born December 22, 1938, to Theodore and Jennie (Radke) Neumiller on her family farm south of Heaton, ND. Helen was educated in Carrington and graduated in 1956, from Carrington High School. She then continued her education at Valley City State University earning her Teaching degree in 1961.
On January 5, 1961, Helen was united in marriage to Gary Rosenau at the Federated Church in Carrington. They lived on the WA Rosenau homestead and then moved to Bordulac in 1965. She taught in a one room school house north of Pettibone. She also taught in Sykeston, Bordulac and Nordmore Township.
In 1971, Helen became owner and manager of Rosenau Seed and Supply. Then in 1990 her and Gary started a recycling business called 4R’s recycling from which many valuables where brought home and shared with family among others as well. She was president of the Stutsman County Recycling.
Helen was an active member of the Federated Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and President of the Federated Guild. A few of her favorite church activities were supporting the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and lunches at the fair booth in the summer. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Senior Citizens Center.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Helen enjoyed visiting with her friends at their regular round table at the Prairie Inn.
Family was the most important thing to Helen. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing games, cards and having tea parties with her grandchildren. She made sure not to miss any activities they were involved in. She was not only a grandma to her own kids, but to any child that came into her life. Helen had a heart of gold.
Helen is survived by her loving husband Gary; four children, Tanya (Curt) Timm, Kensal, Troy (Jane) Rosenau, Thad (Ronda) Rosenau, both of Carrington and Tyrone (Sheri) Rosenau, Jamestown; thirteen grandchildren, Titus (Jess) Timm, Tanner (Annie) Timm, Chase Rosenau, Caylor (Kelly) Rosenau, Jayden Rosenau, Savanna (Bryce) Benson, Michael Myers, Sara Myers, Justin Myers, Lukas Rosenau, Tyler Rosenau, Nolan Kratz and Kohl Kratz; four great-grandchildren, Tristen Timm, Jaelyn Timm, Jada Timm and Jagger Benson; two sisters Lois Weber and Shirley Fruhwirth.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Jennie Neumiller; three brothers Gordon, Glen and Virgil Neumiller; one sister Gloria Thiesen.
Visitation will be Monday, 9:00AM-5:00PM followed by a Private Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Private Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 10:30AM at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.
Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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