Roscille Ella Boomgaarden, 91

Roscille Ella Boomgaarden, 91, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at her home in Baudette.

Roscille was born on October 9, 1923, in Baudette to Henry and Ella Fadness. She grew up on the family farm at Hackett and attended the Hackett School. She was sixth in a family of eleven children. Roscille was fifteen when her mother died of pneumonia and, as the oldest daughter still at home, she helped to care for her younger siblings and shouldered many of the day-to-day household responsibilities.

Roscille met Albert Boomgaarden in 1944 when he was home on furlough from the Army Air Force. They were married June 13, 1946 and moved to a farm near Pitt, which remained their home throughout their married life.

Devoting her time to being a wife, and raising their family of seven children, she provided a warm and loving home. Her love for her family and friends was unconditional.

 She was a cheerful, fun-loving person who enjoyed storytelling, reading, music, art and crafts. She had a passion for flowers and spent many hours tending the beautiful gardens that surrounded their home.

After her husband passed away, in December 2009, she began spending her winters in Baudette and eventually purchased a home there.  

Roscille was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and served as secretary of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was a woman of great faith and her family takes comfort in knowing that she is with her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and grand-daughter Mariana , her brothers Oralph, Clayton, Alton, Abner and Robert, sisters Ora Moorhead and Monica Hilke. 

 She is survived by her children Louella Jean (David) Green of Harvey, LA, Robert of Graceton, Joyce (Clark) Dickerson of Glendale, AZ, Kenneth of Hallock,  Marlys (Tim) Hirst of Pitt, Jonathan (Eileen) of Waukesha, WI, and Daniel (Kris) of Pitt,  brothers Quinten (Dorothy) of Boring, OR, David Fadness of Baudette and sister Adelyne Vertheen of Olympia, WA, seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Baudette with internment in Elm Park Cemetery.

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