Rose “Rosie” Elsie Ehlers, age 93 of Hutchinson, formerly of rural Green Isle, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson, MN. A public visitation will be Thursday, September 3, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington, concluding with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Eric Rapp. Due to Covid-19 guidelines, masks will be required along with social distancing. A private family funeral and burial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery, rural Green Isle, MN.
Rosie was born on April 13, 1927 on her family’s farm in Penn Township, rural Brownton, MN to Fred and Ida (Otto) Becker. She was baptized on April 18, 1927 by Pastor George Diemer, and was confirmed in her faith on July 6, 1941 by Pastor Walter E. Diemer both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Twp., Brownton. She attended District #16 Country School in Penn Twp., Brownton. On June 10, 1948 she and Arthur Ehlers were united in marriage by Pastor Kolbert also at St. Matthew’s Church. Rosie and Arthur lived and farmed in rural Green Isle, Sibley County up until Arthur’s passing on November 11, 2005. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. In 2007, Rosie moved to Arlington, then to Glencoe at Millie Beneke Manor, and lastly to Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson.
She is survived by her daughters, Marlys (Donald) Wacker of Glencoe and Marsha (Willard) Kruse of Cosmos; son, Wendell Ehlers of Green Isle; former daughter-in-law, Diane (Wayne) Franzeen of Arlington; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Myrtice Becker of New Auburn, MN and Beverly Becker of Gaylord, MN; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Rosie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Ehlers (November of 2005); son, Donnie Ehlers (December of 1991); daughter-in-law, Beverly Ehlers (August of 2011); brothers, Leonard (Esther) Becker, Raymond (Helen) Becker, Halbert Becker, Elmer (Clara) Becker, and Gerhard Becker; twin sister, Linda (Ebert) Schuch; sisters-and brothers-in-law, Oda (Clarence) Comnick and Arlene (Elmer) Burdorf; and sisters-in-law, Melva Becker, Olga (Arthur) Lucht, Gertrude (Clarence) Vinkemeier, and LaVerne (Milo) Erdmann.
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