Rosanne Johnson, 61

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A celebration of life for Rosanne (Baas) Johnson of Emmons will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea.
Rosanne died Sunday morning, May 9, 2010, at her home in Emmons. She was 61 years of age.
Rosanne was born May 16, 1948, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Gwendoline (Frost) and Henry Baas Jr. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1966. Over the years she had been employed working in the sugar beet fields in Hollandale, at Woolworth and Montgomery Ward during high school, Miami Margarine, managed Budget Oil Gas Station, worked at Southtown Liquor and for Streater for 19 years.
Rosanne was united in marriage to Bradly Johnson on June 18, 2004, in Albert Lea. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she served as a deacon and helped with Bible school. Rosanne was a member of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.
She loved gatherings with family, bonfires in the backyard, going to her grandchildrens’ soccer, hockey and football games and taking pictures of all the wildlife in their backyard. She especially enjoyed decorating her home and the church for Christmas along with caroling to the residents at the nursing homes. Rosanne loved her time spent traveling and antiquing with Brad.
Rosanne is survived by her mother, Gwendoline Baas, of Albert Lea; husband, Brad, of Emmons; children: Jason Baas of Albert Lea, Angela (Chris) Cluckey of Albert Lea, Michelle Rothmeier of Albert Lea, Zachary Johnson of Austin and Jordan Johnson of Rochester; grandchildren: Lindsey, Jordan, Meagan, Derek, Hannah, Reese and Alexis.; brothers and sisters: Pauline Baas of Albert Lea, Maxine (Richard) Holty of Albert Lea, Thomas (Debbie) Baas of Albert Lea and Jerri (Dawn) Baas of Albert Lea.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Baas Jr., grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rosanne tried to live life day by day and gave her troubles to the Lord to decide what was best.
Memorials are preferred to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Fund or the American Institute for Cancer Research.

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