Rose Mary Nokleby

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Rose Mary Nokleby
October 5, 2016

Rose Mary Nokleby, 91, of Montevideo, Minnesota passed away peacefully October 5, 2016 in Hastings.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday October 29, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 512 Black Oak Ave., Montevideo,  with a gathering of family and friends one hour  prior to Mass at church.

A private interment will take place at the Hillside Cemetery in Havelock Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to the Red Wing Mayo Hospice, and the Regina Senior Living.

Rose Mary grew up on a farm in Swift County, went to country school, then high school in Benson. She married Vernal Nokleby and they farmed in Mandt Township. They semi-retired in 1976 and began many years of travel in Europe and the U.S., including camping and living in their trailer at the lake.

Rose Mary loved dancing and fishing. She did word puzzles, worked in the field and raised huge gardens. She wrote poetry for fun, plus countless programs for showers, anniversaries, 4-H programs, and thank you odes to the people with whom she and Vernal travelled.

Rose Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 68 years, Vernal; parents, Warren and Margaret Payne; siblings, Thelma Pahl, Lillian Flolo and her husband Manuel, Albert “Bud” Payne and his wife, Betty, and brother-in-law, Henry Walsh.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Nokleby (Nicole Delhaye), Lois Nokleby, and Delos (Fran Walsh) Nokleby; grandchildren, Liv (Craig Emery) Kittelson, Erik Kittelson, and Kjersti Kittelson (Steve Guetter); great grandchildren, Marilla Emery, and Ann and Megan Guetter; sister, Albie Walsh; brother-in-law, Jesse Pahl, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Arrangements provided by White Funeral Home, Farmington, MN 651-463-7374.

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