Rose Fehrman

March 15, 1918-June 14, 2017

IVANHOE — Services for Rose (Carr) Fehrman, 99, of Ivanhoe will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Wilno. Burial will be in the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Ivanhoe.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Tuesday at Houseman-Birk Visitation Chapel in Ivanhoe and will resume Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Rose died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at her home near Ivanhoe.

Our beloved mother and grandmother Rose D. (Carr) Ferhman was born in Royal Township near Perch Lake by Ivanhoe, on March 15, 1918, to Lonnie H and Emily (Lackey) Carr. She graduated from Ivanhoe Public School and received a teaching certificate. In 1939, she was united in marriage to Leon P. Pruszynski. To this union three surviving daughters were born. She married Walter Fehrman in 1960. Rose worked in local cafes and Andrzejek’s Grocery Store. She enjoyed helping others and socializing with the customers who called her “Rosie.” She was a member of St. Peter’s and Paul’s Catholic Church Ladies Guild, 4-H leader, Divine Providence Auxiliary, Southwest Minnesota Weavers Guild, and many Ivanhoe area community organizations.

Rose’s interests and hobbies were many including the fine arts of sewing, weaving, and quilting. She was proud of times she scored 300 in bowling. She went dancing with her friends at the area ballrooms. She loved nothing better than to sneak away and go fishing, but she would never share her “secret fishing spot.” She was always ready to play cards, board games and marbles with her grandkids. She was a fierce competitor and played to win. Many will also remember Rose for having a new joke to share. Rose volunteered to drive people to their doctor’s appointments, provided shelter for travelers stranded in a blizzard, and made bread for those on special diets. With a twinkle in her eye she would remind her family about her birthday, which she loved to celebrate. When she needed heart surgery near her 80th birthday, she told the surgeon “You can do surgery, but you have to come to my 81st birthday party.” He did.

Rose will be deeply missed by all who knew her especially those fortunate to have called her Mother and Grandma Rose.

Survivors include her daughters Mary (and Jim) Sovell, Carol Pruszynski, and Catherine Pruszynski. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Beth, Joe, Amy, Sara, Thor, Justin, Ivy and Al as well as many step grandchildren. Blessed to have called her “Grandma the Great” were 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings, two infant daughters, her husbands, and a grandson-in-law.

Rose would remind her children “Always be kind.” She also believed in bettering yourself through education and instilled in her family a love of books, a strong work ethic, and helping others. As a tribute to Rose take time to read to a child or perform a random act of kindness for someone.

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