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Funeral services for Rose Urtel of Warroad, MN will be held on Monday, January 14th at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Warroad Senior Living Center Chapel in Warroad with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Warroad at a later date.
Rose Margaret Urtel died early Monday morning at the age of ninety four. She and her twin sister Ruth, were born April 22nd 1924 in Warroad to Samuel and Elsie Sutliff. Rose was the oldest of the Sutliff’s eleven children. She and her sister went to school and graduated from Warroad High School in 1942. After high school she went to teachers training for one year, went on to teach in a one room school house, and taught children in grades K-8. On June 1st 1946 she married Clarence Urtel and they purchased a farm, and had three kids together. After her husband’s death in 1970 she began working at Marvin Windows, in the glassing department where she worked for about 20 years. Rose traveled to Japan, San Francisco, and Hawaii with 4-H group in the late 1970’s. She also traveled though Europe and all over the United States. Rose kept busy in her retirement, with travel and volunteering at the Warroad Community Center for over ten years. In 2011 she won an award for most valuable volunteer at the age of 87. She helped put together quilts with ladies from the Zion Lutheran Church for people in need. Rose loved quilting, sewing, puzzles, crosswords, playing games, and spending time with her large family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elsie, husband Clarence, son Edward, sisters Ruth and Betty, Brother Samuel, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is survived by Daughter-in-Law Marion, and daughters Marie Tosteson and Mae (Neal) Johnson, sisters Elsie, Phyllis, Eva, Virginia, Rita, Shirley, and brother Allen. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and their families, and many nieces and Nephews.