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RosaLea "Rosie" Churchill

February 27, 1931 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 88)


RosaLea “Rosie” Churchill, 88, of Grand Meadow, MN died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

RosaLea Augusta Ziebell was born February 27, 1931 in Myrtle, MN to Otto and Bernice (Cipra) Ziebell. She was united in marriage to Berton Churchill on May 17, 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, MN. Rosie farmed with Berton and helped on their dairy farm. They enjoyed dancing together for 55 years and would even dance in the aisle of the barn. Rosie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed knitting, making crafts, and playing cards; especially Bridge. She had been at the nursing home and assisted living for about 4 years. The family greatly appreciates the care of the nursing home staff and St. Croix Hospice.

Rosie is survived by her twin daughters Jeanette Curley of Grand Meadow and Janet (Tom) Schroeder of Iron, MN, son Paul (Christine) Churchill of Alma, WI, siblings George Ziebell, Irene Paape, Laverne (Beverly) Ziebell, Frances (Keith) Olson, Virginia Knight, and David (Patsy) Ziebell, in-laws Karen Ziebell, Lois Ziebell, Jack (Josie) Churchill, and Maryanne Henessey, grandchildren Lisa (Cory) McLouden, Kyle Schroeder, Melanie (Lamoine) Hicks, Devin (Anne) Curley, Jared (Maxine) Curley, Karissa (Gary) Wingert, Meghan (David) Mathis, Brandon Churchill, and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Berton in 2008, son-in-law Wayne Curley, sister Marie, brothers Fred and Lawrence, in-laws Virgil, Dean, Elaine, Ronald, Sheldon, and Donald, two nieces, and two nephews.

Funeral services for Rosie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 at United Church of Grand Meadow with Rev. Jon Marburger officiating. Burial will be at Frankford Cemetery in Frankford Township. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 25 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

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August 25, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hindt Funeral Home - Grand Meadow, MN

Funeral Service
August 26, 2019

11:00 AM
United Church of Grand Meadow
104 2 st SE
Grand Meadow, MN 55936

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