Rose “Rosie” Wilson, 81

Rose “Rosie” Wilson, age 81, of Hoffman, MN, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, N.D. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Pastor Mark Mathews officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date in First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington, Minn. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

Rose “Rosie” Mary Blazejewski was born to Felix and Violet (Chrzanowski) Blazejewski, the third of four children, on Aug. 8, 1939, in Wright Township, Marshall County, Minn. She grew up on the family farm between Strandquist and Florian and attended the Assumption Catholic Church in Florian. Rose attended country school until the fourth grade, then Strandquist Public School through eighth grade.

Rose was united in marriage to Willard “Billy” Sylskar on Aug. 2, 1958. The couple made their home in Karlstad, Minn., raising five children. In Karlstad, Rose provided childcare, cleaned houses and businesses, worked at the meat market in town, and later at Engen Drug and Variety. Rose and Bill later divorced.

Rose moved to Kensington, Minn., where she was united in marriage to Carl Wilson on Sept. 14, 1985. In Kensington, Rose again provided childcare and she operated the local café. Later, she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate and worked until her retirement at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center in nearby Hoffman, where she loved taking care of the residents. Rose and Carl shared 14 ½ years of marriage before his death on March 13, 2000.

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