Rosamund Honstad, 88, Wells

Published 1:27 pm Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rosamund “Rose” Helen Honstad, age 88, of Wells, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at West Freeborn Lutheran Church near Manchester. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Rev. Dennis Frank is officiating and burial will be in West Freeborn Lutheran Church Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rosamund Honstad

Rose was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Iver and Meta (Jahnke) Venn. On December 31, 1943, she married Selmer Honstad in Fairmont.

Rose graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1940 and then attended school for secretarial work. She worked at Johnson’s Heating and Air and Kahler Clothing Care as a secretary for several years. In 1981, she worked with her husband Selmer at Blue Earth Siding and Windows. Rose loved visiting with relatives, cross-stitching, traveling, playing cards and spending time with her grandkids.

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Rose is survived by two sons: Stan (Nancy) Honstad of New Richland, Rich (Sharon) Honstad of Freeborn; a daughter: Janet (Dave) Elmer of Wells; eight grandchildren: Rich Honstad, Ryan Honstad, Michael Honstad, Jerrad Honstad, Tom Elmer, Chad Elmer, Kirtina Carter, Kristen Morris; 13 great-grandchildren: Tyler Carter, Trevor Carter, Toby Carter, Trey Carter, Andrew Stennes, Jarrett Stennes, Kayla Elmer, Kori Elmer, Aubrey Elmer, Morgan Honstad, Alex Honstad, Owen Honstad, Kyle Honstad; a brother: Bernie Venn; a sister: Marlene Delperdang and many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband Selmer; an infant son; a brother, Edwin Venn; sisters, Betty Rotunda and Ferna Lemasters.