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Rose M. Tollefson

Rose M. Tollefson, age 87, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Rose Marie Piatz was born January 19, 1928, in Carrington, to Anton and Barbara (Lesmeister) Piatz. She attended school in Carrington and graduated from Carrington High School in 1946.

On October 2, 1947, Rose was united in marriage to Leroy Tollefson at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington.

Rose worked for Fairway Foods in Carrington until 1962, when they moved to Elgin, IL. While living in Elgin she worked for Osco Drug as a pharmaceutical technician for 17 years. In 1979, they moved to Casa Grande, AZ, and lived there until 1994, when they returned to Carrington.

Rose was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the Women’s Auxiliary to VFW Post #3524, all of Carrington.

She is survived by two sons, Loren (Carol) of Carpentersville, IL, Richard (Karen) of South Elgin, IL; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cathy Simon of Moses Lake, WA, and Trish (Duane) Gage of Grand Forks, ND. 

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Nick (Lydia) Piatz, three sisters, Lena (Gilbert) Theis, Pat (Romel) Theis, and Margaret (Donald) Anderson.




Thursday, January 14, 2016, Rosary at 6:45PM and Vigil at 7:00pm in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington

Friday, January 15, 2016, at 10:30AM

Carrington Cemetery

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Name: Catherine Walker

Date: Nov 3, 2016

Message: To the family of Rose,

Rose was a friend of my late mother's, Norma Jean Bonderud Wambold. I heard many a tale of their girlhood ordeals. My dad, Kenneth, use to say of Rose, "She is one of the grandest gals I've known." Mother savored many of her early memories of Rose yet some of the visits after dad and mom were married meant a lot to her too.

May Rose rest in peace and may her family fondly treasure their memories of her.



Name: Merle Johnson

Date: 1/14/2016

Message: I am unable to attend the funeral.  However, I send my condolences on the loss of your mother.  May God bless you during this time of loss.

Just for clarification, I was married to MeriDee.

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