Rosanne Justine Bormann was born on June 24, 1936 to Charles & Anna (Hartman) Bormann in Iowa. She graduated from Presentation Academy in 1953 and was married to Keith Ballard on December 28, 1954. Keith & Rosie managed the West Bend Hatchery until 1961 when they purchased Smith’s Resort (now Ballard’s) and moved to Lake of the Woods. They ran Ballard’s Resort together until Keith’s passing in 1978. In 1979 she married Jim Schuster and resided along the Rainy River until a year ago when she moved into Parker’s Arc. Rosie passed away Thursday morning, October 15 at Lakewood Health Center at the age of 79.
During her marriage to Jim, she spent many winters in Arizona golfing, visiting family, and enjoying the RV life. One of Rosie’s proudest moments was the summer she hit not one, but TWO holes-in-one at Oak Harbor!! When traveling was no longer an option, she found great pleasure in feeding and watching the birds throughout the changing seasons. But Rosie’s greatest pleasure in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will fondly remember that each visit to Grandma Rosie’s house was first greeted with a BIG hug, then a Schwan ice-cream treat!
Rosie is survived by her children: Steve (Joanne) Ballard, Marijean (Dallas) Block, Sharon (Dave) Ingeman, Tom (April) Ballard, Amy Ballard (Lynda Annoreno), Sara (Al) Thompson, & Jeff (Kristie) Ballard; foster children: Lorrie Ulfers, Sr. Rosalyn Ulfers, Jim (Sue) Ulfers, Carol (Bob) Besch, & John Dube; step-children: Judi (Don) Kuchenbecher, Jane (Dan) Kruse, Connie Schuster, Barbie Salic, Bill (Ann) Schuster, & Jacque (Doug) Kruse; 42 grandchildren and 70+ great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Jerry (Norma) Bormann, Father Charlie Bormann, Moe (Eileen) Bormann, sisters Maurine (Bob) Reding, and Sister M. Emilie Bormann.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Anne, brothers Rich & Vern Bormann, children Sue (Ulfers) Dube, Brad Schuster, and Bill Ulfers..
A Funeral Service for Rosanne J. Schuster of Baudette, MN will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baudette, MN. Visitation will be held on Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Hillside (Zippel) Cemetery in Baudette, MN.
Rosanne passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at LakeWood Health Center in Baudette at the age of 79.