Betty Ann Brose, 81, of Lanesboro
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:33 AM
Beatrice "Betty" Ann Brose, 81, of Lanesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare.
She was born June 22, 1932, in Winona, to Oscar and Blanche (Ruhnke) Rose. She attended Cathedral Cotter High School and Winona State for four years, earning her master's degree in education.
She married John Brose on June 20, 1953, in Winona. They lived in Winona, Plainview, Rushford and have lived in Lanesboro since 1958. She was a teacher for 42 years.
She was a Mary Kay Consultant for 20 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was CCW president, lector, on the parish council and was a Faith Formation teacher for 20 years. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Lanesboro Golf Course, USBC Bowling Association where she was a secretary. She belonged to a bridge club in La Crosse, Wis., the Tri-County Retired Association, Thilos Club and presented American Legion "Flag" education to school classrooms for 10 years.
She loved to golf at the Lanesboro Golf Course and bowl at B & B Bowling Alley in Preston. She also enjoyed fishing at the cabin on Gull Lake with her family.
She was also a breast cancer survivor.
She is survived by her husband, John Brose; one son, Robert Brose of Mound; one daughter, Betty (Darin) Johnson of Lanesboro; seven grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Wells Brose, John Johnson, Chantal Brose, Jessica Johnson, Desiree Jacobson and Brieanna Brose; two great-grandchildren, Corbet and Hillary; three brothers, Edward Rose of Omaha, Neb., William Rose of Plymouth and John Rose of Delano; three sisters, Marion Jackson of La Crescent, Anna (Bernard) Appel of Ringwood, N.J. and Patty (Ron) Donkers of Warsaw, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita; a brother, Fred; and a grandson, Francios.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.