Rosella Friesen
1920 - 2016
Petersen Family Funeral Home - Newton
215 N. Main
Newton, KS
Rosella "Rose" Friesen 95, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 28, 2016) at Asbury Park in Newton. She was born June 7, 1920, in Walton to David F. and Mary (Goertz) Schmidt. On March 9, 1941, she married Arthur Friesen in Lehigh and he preceded her in death. She worked at several restaurants, including Cedar Village and The Coffee Pot until the age of 72. She met a lot of people on her daily walks along High Street and West First. Rose and Art were well known for playing their guitars for the Walton Mennonite Church. During her stay at Asbury Park, she was an active resident and made many friends while participating in the many activities offered at Asbury Park.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband Arthur; brothers Clarence and Waldo Schmidt; sisters Elsie Foth, Ann Reimer, Malinda Janzen and Viola Tilson; and granddaughter Carla Marie.

She is survived by son Kenneth (Vickie) Friesen; daughters Rose Marie (Bob) Crawford and Linda (Ines) Flores; and brother Willard Schmidt, all of Newton. She is also survived by six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday (March 3, 2016), at First Church of God at Broadway and Fairview with Pastor Clint McBroom presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Interment will be next to her husband Arthur in the Restlawn Gardens in rural Newton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asbury Park or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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Published by The Kansan on Mar. 1, 2016.
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Petersen Family Funeral Home - Newton
215 N. Main, Newton, KS
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First Church of God
, Broadway and Fairview, KS
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It has been years since I worked with "Rosie" as we called her, at Cedar Village. She was a delight and so much fun. She was one of those people that just made you smile. Sorry for your loss.
Robin (Phipps) Pinkerton
March 8, 2016
I remember our visits to your house and listening to your Mom and Dad and all the aunts and uncles playing and singing together. I always had fun and good food at your house.
Marjorie Snyder
March 2, 2016
A bright light went out in Newton on Sunday. What wonderful memories Aunt Rose left with all of you. I can still hear her laughter. (((hugs))) to all of you.
Cindy Janzen
March 2, 2016
It always made my work day to see Rose as I came in the door. What a sweet, funny lady. She will be missed.
March 2, 2016
Aunt Rose you will always be remembered with loving fondness. My mom and my brothers loved the visits you made to California. I will truly miss you.
David Tilson
March 2, 2016
Forever in my heart!
Caroll Reimer
March 1, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I have lost a grandma too. I have known Rose all my life. My family and I lived across the street from Rose and Art, and they became chosen grandparents to us Quiring clan. God has indeed called home a most precious angel. I will always love her so.
Joan Quiring-Burns
February 29, 2016
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