Rosemary Freese

Rosemary Freese
Rosemary Freese

Rosemary Freese, 85, of Harris died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge.

Rosemary was born Feb. 14, 1927 in St. Paul to parents Albin and Rose (Miller) Anderson.  She attended country school in Lake Johanna.  She worked at  Melburn’s  and later took a job working in a dry cleaning store and that is where she met her future husband, Arnold.  Rosemary and Arnold were married April 15, 1948 and resided in the Twin Cities before eventually moving to the Fish Lake area in 1971.  Rosemary took a job at Plastech in Rush City where she worked for ten years until her retirement.  Rosemary and Arnold were blessed with three children, Larry, Judy and Penny.  Her favorite pastime was spending time reading and doing crochet as well as tending to her flower gardens.   She will always be remembered for her care and concern for her children and grandchildren.

Rosemary is survived by her son, Larry (Tracy) Freese, of Harris; daughters, Judy (Kurt) Charpentier, of Rollingstone, and Penny (Paul) Thunstrom, of North Branch; brothers, Sheldon (Deb) Anderson, of Cambridge, and Kenneth (Rolande) Anderson of Isanti; her six grandchildren, T.J., Jared (Kelly), Jamie (Shawn),  Jakob, Jesse and Christina; great grandchildren, Allie, Lila, Connor and Michael.   She is also survived by her sister in law, Edna Freese, of Austin.  Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arnold, sisters, Geraldine Peterson and Shirley Schonhardt, infant brother, Gerald and cousin, Isabel Bontjes.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 11 a.m. at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch with Deacon Gene Biever officiating.  Jolene Parrow provided music.  Visitation was held Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch and also one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.  Private family interment will take place in the spring.

Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch.  Condolences maybe left at

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