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Edna M. Rose

Edna Rose, 102, of Langdon, ND, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.

Edna Mary Geisen was born January 19, 1917, in Dresden, ND, to Anton and Gertrude (Munsterman) Geisen. She grew up and attended Dresden School and graduated from St. Alphonsus School in 1934. She continued her education at Valley City State Teachers College and taught in area rural schools for four years. On June 10, 1940, Edna married Edwin Rose at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dresden. They made their home and farmed in the Langdon area until retiring in 1978.  In 2005, Edna moved to Wheatland Estates for several years and was currently a resident at Maple Manor Care Center.

Edna’s greatest joy was her family and sharing her interests in sewing, gardening, coloring, crossword puzzles, reading, knitting, and baking. She was a member of Perry Homemakers, Farm Bureau Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary, and was a 4-H leader for many years. She was a faithful member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and their altar society along with Catholic Daughters.

Surviving Edna are her children: Robert (Claudia) of Eagan, MN , James (Susan) of Anchorage, AK, Mike (Marla) of Minot, ND, Janice (Sam) Dobervich of Fargo, ND, Margaret (Dean) Norman of Baxter, MN, and Fred (Diane) of New Hope, MN; grandchildren: Stefanie (Dennis) Bonnell, Justin (Deb) Rose, Karla (Shawn) Hanson, Matt (Jenny) Rose, Eric (Gretchen) Dobervich, Sara (Shane) Hoeft, Jenna (Jared) Larsen, Aaron (Kristy) Norman, Martha (Jesse) Smithson, Mark (Sarah) Norman, Allison Rose, Hannah Rose, Brian Rose; great-grandchildren: Patrick, Anna, Morgan, Jacob, Andy, Kasey, Reagon, Lauren, Haddie, Isaac, Ellie, Shepherd, Annie, Michael, and Anton along with many nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin, granddaughter Katherine Rose, and siblings: John, Walter, Louise, Bill, and Fred.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. Visitation will be on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Brooks Funeral Home and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

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Thinking of the Edna Rose family at this time. You will have a lot of memories .

Anna Valentine Spivey Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

Edna seemed to be so eternally young it is hard to imagine that she is gone. Thank you for posting so many photos. It was a walk down memory lane for me. The photo of me, Janice, Peggy and Fred with the kitties has always been a favorite. It has been in a frame on my bookcase your decades. I am sad I couldn't get to the funeral.

Jan Geisen Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Rose

Rita Maisel Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

Mike and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers in the death of your mother. May she have eternal peace and joy and may her legacy of love and faith live on in all of you. Fr. Tim Bushy

Fr. Tim Bushy Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Rose

Fr. Tim Bushy Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

A Purple Radiance was sent on September 16, 2019

Dear Fred, From all of us at IonE, our deepest sympathies for your mother's passing. You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. -Jessica

Expression of Sympathy Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers and sympathy to Edna's family. We always enjoyed our visits and her infectious smile. From our 2nd Street Neighbor, to being a good friend to Mom at Wheatland, to visiting at Maple Manor, she has provided many loving memories. Rest in n God's loving arms, Edna.

Duane and Lola Gellner Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM


So sorry for your loss of your mom Edna. Blessings for your family


DAVID T WALSVIK Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

Wishing Peace to all of Edna's family.
Long live the memory of the smile on her pretty face.
With sympathy, Tom Kram

Tom Kram Sep 14 2019 12:00 AM

Hugs and prayers to all of Ednas family. What a beautiful lady she was.
I truly will miss her as well as our morning chats where we shared a tea for me and a coffee for her.
Edna became my adopted mom after my mom passed.
She was one of the best friend I could ever have asked for.
Rest In Peace Edna.
Helen and Richard.

Helen Sep 14 2019 12:00 AM

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