Obit: Rossow, Bertha (1863 - 1944)
Surnames: ROSSOW KRAUSE WEHRMAN BOYD BESCH FRIZ WANAMAKER BASS
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/09/1944
Rossow, Bertha (17 JUL 1863 - 15 OCT 1944)
Mrs. Bertha Rossow, a pioneer resident of the Raleigh vicinity for thirty-eight years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Helen Rossow on Oct. 15, 1944, at Eatonville, Wash., with whom she had been living for the past 14 years.
Bertha Tena Krause was born on July 17, 1863. She became a child of God at infancy by Holy baptism. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the age of twelve.
She was married to Carl E. Rossow, April 6, 1879, at Greenwood, (Clark Co.), Wis., to which union were born 13 children. Her husband and two children preceded her in death.
Mr. and Mrs. Rossow resided at Greenwood until 1905 when the family moved to Raleigh where her husband passed away.
Bertha Rossow continued to reside there with her daughter Helen at Flasher, until 1942 when they moved to Eatonville where she has resided until her death.
She was a member of the American Lutheran Church at Flasher, the Order of Eastern Star at Mandan and the Rebekah Lodge at Raleigh.
She passed away at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 27 days.
She leaves to mourn her passing 11 children, six daughters and five sons. The daughters are: Miss Helen Rossow of Eatonville, Wash.; Mrs. Alvina Wehrman of Greenwood, Wis.; Mrs. Gusta Boyd of Fennimore, Wis.; Mrs. Ella Besch of Eatonville, Wash.; Mrs. Rogena Fritz, Mobridge, S.D.; and Mrs. Clara Wanamaker, Lancaster, Wis.
The sons are: Avault oof Freda; Rinholt of Olympia, Wash.; Frederick of Portland, Ore.; Arthur of Flasher, and Rudolph of Meridian, Idaho. She also leaves one brother, Carl F. Krause and one sister, Mrs. Tillie Bass, both of Granton, Wis.; 44 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Three of the grandchildren are in the Armed services.
Interment was made in the Mountain View Cemetery at Tacoma, Wash., on October 21. The pallbearers were the fives sons and Harry Boyd, a grandson.
Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Alvina Wehrman, Greenwood, Wis., Mrs. Rogena Fritz, Mobridge, S.D., Avault Rossow of Freda, N.D., Arthur Rossow of Flasher, N.D. Fred Rossow of Portland, Ore, Rudolph Rossow of Meridian, Idaho, Rinholt Rossow and family of Olympia, Wash.
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