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Rosie Oldenburg 11/19/2020

Rosie Oldenburg 11/19/2020

Rosie Oldenburg, age 95, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Lake City Care Center in Lake City, MN. She was born January 24, 1925 in Bristol, England to Caroline and Theophilus Bowman. Rosie served in the Royal Air Force in WWII, where she met and married George Oldenburg on September 14, 1943 in London, England. Rosie is survived by her children Rosemary (Richard) Hennlich, David (Reagan), Paul (Kathy), Mark (Andry), daughter-in-law Tee Oldenburg, 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Arlene Oldenburg and brother-in-law Harry Oldenburg. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, daughters Caroline and Linda and son Michael. Rosie lived a simple but loving life. She was adored by her husband George, her family and all those who had the privilege to know her. She blessed many people with her gifts of sewing and knitting and passed those talents onto her granddaughters, Heidi and Sarah. She and George loved to fish and camp with their children and grandchildren. Rosie adored watching and listening to her husband play the harmonica while they spent time with their family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warriors Projects or Tunnels to Towers. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Fort Snelling will be at a later date. The memorial service will be held jointly with her son, Michael. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Sue Kittel, Mitch and Harry Oldenburg Posted November 22, 2020 12:45 am

    so sorry to hear about aunt Rosie. Hope she went peacefully. She did have a long life. Take care all of you.

  • Sharon Oldenburg Posted November 24, 2020 6:48 pm

    Rest in peace Aunt Rosie and hugs to the family.

  • Ed Johnson Posted November 25, 2020 1:22 am

    So very sorry to hear this.

  • Sharon Johnson Gingras Posted November 25, 2020 4:20 pm

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. I have many memories of growing up across the street from you on the Northside. Those were the years when kids got together and made their own fun and every mother on the block helped to raise all of us. I had no idea your Mother was that age — I will try to keep June 12th in my memory to join you for services.

  • Phyllis Hill Posted December 4, 2020 8:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for everyone in the family.

  • Carla Fern Thomas Posted January 6, 2021 2:45 am

    I grew up with Rosie the next door to me she was like a second mom to me I am so sorry to hear of her pasty I loved her

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