Mrs. Rose Walstrom, 74, of New Richland, Minnesota, died Thursday evening,
April 12, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident outside of Elgin,
Rose Ann was born Aug. 18, 1932 in Sargeant Township, Mower county,
Minnesota, the daughter of H. Arthur and Ruth (Hanson) Johnson. She was
baptized and confirmed at the Evanger Lutheran Church in Sargeant,
Minnesota. Rose Ann was a graduate of Hayfield High School in 1950.
On April 7, 1951 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Brakke at the
Hayfield Church Parsonage. He preceded her in death.
On Nov. 17, 1974 she was united in marriage to Clayton Walstrom at the
First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.
Rose Ann had lived in several communities during her life including
Stewartville, Hayfield, Blooming Prairie, Alma, Wisconsin, Waseca and New
Richland for the past three years. She was an active member of all the
churches she belonged to. She held office at the conference level and
local level in the WELCA and various other jobs within the communities
where she lived.
Rose Ann was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of Norway. She loved the
Norwegian heritage, cooking and especially rosemalling.
Rose Ann is survived by her husband, Clayton, of New Richland; by her children: Cynthia (James)
Wolslegel, of Fargo, North Dakota; Paul (Kathy) Brakke, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Keith (Ann)
Brakke, of Apple Valley, Minnesota; Thomas (Holly) Brakke, of Alma; Brian (Sally) Brakke, of
Eagan, Minnesota; Denise (Glen) Palecek, of Winona, Minnesota; Donna (Joe) Kincade, of
Wadena, Minnesota; Bradley (Pam) Walstrom, of Alma, Wisconsin; Pamela (David) Farr, of
Ellendale, Minnesota; Garry (Sandy) Walstrom, of New Richland; by 23 grandchildren; by four
great-grandchildren; by her sister, Ila Mae (Dale) Akkerman, of Austin, Minnesota; by her
sister-in-law, Verta Johnson, of Rushford, Minnesota; by her brother-in-law, Lyle Bremmer, of
Peterson, Minnesota; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Rose Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; by her brother, Roger
Johnson; by her sister, Carol Bremmer; and by a nephew, Mark Bremmer.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 16, 2007 at the First Lutheran Church in Blooming
Prairie. Pastor Pamela Jensen officiating. The Friedrich Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements. Interment was in First Lutheran Cemetery, Blooming Prairie.