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Alida Marie Millerhagen Rottman

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Alida Marie Millerhagen ROTTMAN Alida Marie Millerhagen Rottman was born at home in Forman, North Dakota on April 21, 1922 to Ole J. and Jennie (Gaardlos) Millerhagen. She attended schools in Forman. After graduating she entered Nurses Training at St. Luke's Hospital (now Merit Care) in Fargo, North Dakota, where she earned her Nurse's Registration (RN), graduating in 1944. She moved to Bremerton, Washington where she worked in a Doctor's office for several years. She married Willis R. Rottman on October 10, 1948, and they had three children, Rick, Dan, and Holly. The family moved to West Seattle, Washington in 1961. After her children were grown, she worked as an RN at the Kenney Home in West Seattle. She was active in First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. She was the first woman elected as a deacon of the Church. She also served as president of the congregation. She was faithful to the end, to her Christian beliefs. Alida was committed to promoting social justice and equality for all in the community. She volunteered at West Seattle Help Line and other organizations throughout her life. Alida passed away April 5th withher daughter Holly and son-in-law Louis by her side. She was pre-deceased by her husband Willis R., and will be dearly missed by her children W. Erick (Rick) Rottman (wife Karen Mulcahy), Daniel J.Rottman, Holly J. R. Petersen (husband Louis Petersen), grandchildren Erik and Karin Rottman, Lisa Huff- Rottman and Angie Cunningham. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to her two favorite organizations - West Seattle Help Line or The Union Gospel Mission in Seattle. A Memorial service was held Sat. April 9 at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. Share your memories of Alida by signing her guestbook at www.washelli.com. -Mom, we love you so very much, and will miss the sparkle in your eyes-
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 7 to Apr. 10, 2011
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