Rose W. Bride, 93, formerly of Kingsley, died on Feb. 20, 2009, at the Country Side Estates in Cherokee.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 24 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark J. Stoll officiating. Interment was in the St. Michael's Parish Cemetery.
Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Rose Wanita Bride was born on May 7, 1915, near Holstein, the daughter of Louis and Margaret (Pieper) Hoops. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1934.
While attending a dance in Fielding, Rose met her future husband. On Jan. 22, 1936, Rose was united in marriage to Walter James "Shorty" Bride, Jr., at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley. The couple became the proud parents of three children, Collene, Dennis and Daralis.
Rose and Shorty loved to ballroom dance and they developed countless life-long friends at the dances they attended throughout their married life. They enjoyed meeting people and socializing with their friends and family, and often times, at the end of a busy day, they delighted in sharing the seat of their yard swing and sipping on a cool drink.
Rose was an immaculate homemaker and she always seemed to keep herself active. She found great pride in tending to her yard and home and always remained fiercely independent. Rose's children recall that she was particularly fussy about teaching them how to make and maintain a well-made bed! Easily, a quarter could be bounced!
Rose was a remarkable seamstress, often making a new, special dress for an upcoming weekend dance. With her lovely and meticulous stitches, she often made weddings and special occasions more beautiful, with her sewing creations.
Many area residents will remember Rose as a wonderful caregiver. She was employed at the Colonial Manor in Kingsley as a certified nurse's aide for 27 years. She retired in 1992.
Rose was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, as well as, the Catholic Daughters and the St. Michael's Guild.
Throughout her life, Rose loved to go shopping and enjoyed "all her stuff!" In her later years, she delighted in traveling, playing Bingo and going out for "a lunch."
Rose moved from Kingsley to Cherokee four and a half years ago and has since resided at the Country Side Estates.
Rose will be dearly cherished by all who shared in her life.
Preceding Rose in death was her husband Walter "Shorty" Bride in 1996; her parents, Louis and Margaret Hoops; her two sisters, Marguerite Wirt and Sylvia Erickson; her brother Orman Hoops; her daughter-in-law, Donna Bride; her son-in-law, Ed Dalton; her four grandchildren, Michael, Jackie and Denise Dalton and Ryan Johns and her great-grandson, Dustin Dalton.
She is survived by her two daughters, Collene Dalton of Washta and Daralis (Paul) Johns of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her son, Dennis Bride of Spring Hill, Fla.; her two sisters, Opal Claussen of Laverne, Minn. and Marvel Prado of Englewood, Colo. and her ten grandchildren, Dale Dalton, Donnie (Teresa) Dalton, Doug (Tammy) Dalton, Danny Dalton, Debie (Tyson) Stevenson, Jessi (Matt) Owens, Shane Johns, Ashley (Andy) Wanzer, Megan Bride and Cody Bride. Rose will also be missed by her nine great-grandchildren,five great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.