Beatrice Ann "Betty" Brose

Beatrice "Betty" Ann Brose, 81, of Lanesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare.

She was born June 22, 1932, in Winona, to Oscar and Blanche (Ruhnke) Rose. Betty attended Cathedral Cotter High School and Winona State for four years, earning her master's degree in education. Betty married John Brose on June 20, 1953, in Winona. They lived in Winona, Plainview, Rushford and have lived in Lanesboro since 1958. She was a teacher for 42 years.

Betty was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and was CCW president, lector, on the parish council and was a Faith Formation teacher for 20 years. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Lanesboro Golf Course, USBC Bowling Association where she was a secretary. Betty belonged to a bridge club in La Crosse Wis., the Tri-County Retired Association; Thilos Club, American Legion "Flag" education to school classrooms for 10 years. Betty was a Mary Kay Consultant for 20 years and a breast cancer survivor. Betty loved to golf at the Lanesboro Golf Course and bowl at B & B Bowling Alley in Preston. She also enjoyed fishing at the cabin on Gull Lake with her family.

She is survived by her husband, John Brose; one son, Robert Brose of Mound; one daughter, Betty (Darin) Johnson of Lanesboro; seven grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Wells Brose, John Johnson, Chantal Brose, Jessica Johnson, Desiree Jacobson and Brieanna Brose; two great-grandchildren, Corbet and Hillary; three brothers, Edward Rose of Omaha, Neb., William Rose of Plymouth and John Rose of Delano; three sisters,Marion Jackson of La Crescent, Anna (Bernard) Appel of Ringwood, N.J. and Patty (Ron) Donkers of Warsaw, Ind. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita, a brother Fred and a grandson, Francios.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lanesboro, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 16, at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is in charge of arrangements. 507-467-2130.

Funeral Home

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home - Lanesboro
304 Sheridan Street East  Lanesboro, MN 55949

Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 16, 2013