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Published December 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rose Garrett

Rose Garrett, 86, of Fergus Falls died Wednesday at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Rose Odelia (Burer) Garrett was born on February 23, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Edward and Elizabeth Alice (Miller) Burer. Rose attended Saint Ann’s Elementary School and graduated form Fairfield High School, Fairfield Township (now City of Fairfield) Ohio.

Rose Garrett

Rose Garrett, 86, of Fergus Falls died Wednesday at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Rose Odelia (Burer) Garrett was born on February 23, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Edward and Elizabeth Alice (Miller) Burer. Rose attended Saint Ann’s Elementary School and graduated form Fairfield High School, Fairfield Township (now City of Fairfield) Ohio.

Rose married Robert Alvin Garrett, December 19, 1946; they lived in Fairfield, Ohio, until they moved to Dent, MN in October 1979, after Robert's retirement from the U.S. postal service. The beautiful lakes of Ottertail County had drawn the Garretts to the area in the early 1950's where they often rented a cabin at Abraham's Star Lake resort. Rose devoted most of her time to her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved to sing to them and taught them many songs. There was always a full toy box at Grandma’s house and old dresses for the little girls to play dress up. At one time Rose was on a first name basis with most of the local antique dealers. Her yard was full of wild and domestic flowers of many varieties and she was always feeding the song birds.

She is survived by her sister, Charlotte (Melvin) Waterson of Hamilton, OH; daughter, Elizabeth (Kim) Wallner of Lisbon, ND; son John (Shawn) Garrett of Pelican Rapids; five

grandchildren, John Paul (Sara) Whitaker of Detroit Lakes, Tamara Garrett of Moorhead, Heather Garrett of Fargo, ND, Genevieve Perry of Detroit Lakes and Jessica (Abe) Harthun of Springfield, Illinois, and twelve great grandchildren.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Robert Garrett, her parents Paul and Elizabeth Burer, infant son Robert Mark Garrett, grandson Robert Jason Whitaker; and two sisters, Eula Ashdown and Ann Van Wormer.

Funeral Service: 3:30 PM Monday, December 31, 2012 at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls.

Visitation 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Officiating: Father George Michael

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

Condolences: www.GlendeNilson.com

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