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Rose Parson

December 18, 1921 — August 14, 2010

Rose M. Parson, 88, died Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hoffman.

Rose was born December 18, 1921, to Anton and Selma (Alvstad) Ronhovde in Barrett, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lien Township. In 1938 she graduated from Barrett High School and worked at the Grant County Courthouse for a few years following graduation. She married Hugo Parson on March 25th, 1944. Their twin daughters Jean and Judy were born in August 1945.

Rose and Hugo lived on a farm south west of Elbow Lake until their retirement when they moved to a home in Elbow Lake. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elbow Lake and very active in U.P.W. and taught Sunday school. Rose enjoyed 52 years as an Eastern Star member and was a Past Matron. Being involved in community organizations was important to Rose and she was an active member and provided leadership for Study Club, West Central Regional Arts Council and Hospital Auxiliary. Rose and Hugo co-chaired the 1987 Elbow Lake Centennial celebration. In 2004 she moved from her Elbow Lake home to Barrett Assisted Living and in 2006 became a resident of Good Samaritan Society, Hoffman.

Her children and grandchildren were a source of great joy and she had a special talent for entertaining family and friends with great food and hospitality. Other interests were flower gardening, bird watching and playing bridge. She is survived by her sister Lou Score, sister-in-law Ardis Ronhovde; daughters Jean (Richard) Kvols, Judy (Marvin) Enslin; grandchildren Beth Enslin Brown, Kris (Doug Fryer) Kvols, Eric (Katie) Enslin and Kassinda (Jim Thomson fiancAC.e) Kvols.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugo, her parents, sister June, brother Merton, brothers-in-law Jack and Palmer and grandson-in-law Mike Brown.

Rose's family requests that memorials be given to the charity of your choice.

Funeral: 2 pm Wednesday, August 18, Peace Lutheran Church, Barrett

Clergy: Rev. Matthew Rose

Cemetery: Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake

Visitation: 5-7 pm Tuesday, August 17; 7 pm Eastern Star Service

Location: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Elbow Lake

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