Rose Marie Henderson
Rose Marie Henderson, 87, Lake Mills, passed away Saturday, SEpt. 29, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation for Rose will be Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Rose Marie (Stavnesli) Henderson was born Jan. 16, 1931 at the home of her parents Helmer and Amanda (Olson) Stavnesli in Manly. She attended school in Manly and was involved in many church activities at both Bristol and Silver Lake Lutheran Churches throughout her entire life.
On Aug. 31, 1947 she was united in marriage with Ardell Harlan Henderson in Albert Lea, Minn. They were lifelong residents of the Silver Lake and Lake Mills area, where they raised their four children. They were married for 45 years when Ardell passed away in 1992.
Rose had worked for Winnebago Industries, Forest City, and retired after 23 years in 1994. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and loved her family dearly. If she wasn’t spending time with family or helping others, she could be found reading books and doing crossword puzzles. Her flowerbeds and bird feeders were always kept full, and she was a passionate animal lover making furry friends everywhere she went.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Kathie Lantis,Big Stone City, S.D.; Ronald (Karen) Henderson, Lake Mills; Randy Henderson and his special friend, Robin, Hollandale, Minn.; and Nancy Peterson and her special friend, Tom, Lake Mills; eight grandchildren: Kristina (Josh Kefauver) Lantis, Albuquerque, N.M., Eric (Stacy) Lantis,Sartell, Minn.; Laura Beth Lantis, Big Stone City, S.D.; Jamie Henderson, Forest City; Barry (Brenda) Henderson, Lindy Henderson and Shannon Peterson, all of Lake Mills; and Jessica Peterson, Marion; seven great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ardell; a stillborn daughter; brother, John Stavnesli; sister-in-law, Carmen Kaasa; brother-in-law, Paul Henderson; son-in-law, Jeff Lantis; and her close friend, Ernie Thompson.