Rose Marie Swenson, 1942 – 2017

Rose Swenson passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Rose was born on January 22, 1942 in Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada.  She grew up on the farm a few miles outside of North Portal, Saskatchewan. This is where she learned to love gardening and planting flowers. After graduating from high school, she spent three years in the Canadian Air Force where she studied nursing.

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Rose Marie Brooks was joined in marriage with Harold Lavern Swenson on January 21, 1966. The couple made their home in Portal, North Dakota and were blessed with four wonderful children.

Rose’s hobbies included cooking, baking, crocheting, vegetable and flower gardening, and of course touring casinos with her husband Harold.

Precious memories of Rose will be cherished by her sons, Leroy Swenson and Eldon Swenson, both of Portal, North Dakota; daughters, Darlene (Kevin) Johnson and Kathy Chrest, both of Minot, North Dakota. Also left with wonderful memories are Rose’s granddaughters, Nicole Johnson and Lexi Rose Chrest, both of Minot, North Dakota. Rose is also survived by her brothers, John (Suzanne) Brooks of Forsyth, Montana and Richard Brooks of Calgary, Alberta, as well as her sister Mary Ann (Rick) Rohatyn of Estevan, Saskatchewan. 

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Kustena Brooks and her husband Harold Swenson. 

There will be no Funeral Service at this time. A Graveside Service will be held in early spring at the Portal Cemetery, Portal, North Dakota, where her ashes will be laid to rest with her husband, Harold Lavern Swenson. The family will keep everyone updated.

If friends so desire, donations in Rose’s memory may be made to the Estevan Humane Society, Box 1095, Estevan, SK, S4A 2H7.

Funeral services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

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