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Rose Ellain Parks

Rose Ellain Parks

Rose Ellain Parks left the arms of her loving family into the arms of Jesus and her loving husband, Lyle, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born at home in Carlton, Minn., on Dec. 4, 1930 to Emil and Alma (Lavigne) Godbout. Rose was a 1948 graduate of Carlton High School. She was united in marriage to Lyle Parks on Sept. 1, 1956, in the St. Francis Catholic Church. She worked at Northwest Paper Company, Burger Shoes and was known as the "money lady" working as the secretary for South Terrace Elementary School. Retiring in 1991, Rose and Lyle moved to Lake of the Woods for nine years.

Rose enjoyed playing cards, fishing, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, watching sports and trap shooting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grand and great-grandchildren.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle, in 2000; brothers Ernest and Daniel Godbout; sister AnnaMay Godbout; grandson Joshua Schmitz; brothers-in-law Leonard Wallace, Wendell and Russell Parks; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Johnson and Beverly Rodberg.

She is survived by son Kevin; daughters Kim (Allan) Paulson, Tammi (Rick) Kinkel and Patti (Ray) Schmitz; sister Joyce Wallace; brother Richard (Beverly) Godbout; brothers-in-law Ken Parks and Jerry Rodberg; grandchildren Jackie, Tiffany, Christina, Ricky, Dylan, Trisha and Ashlyn; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her furry canine companions.

Visitation: Saturday, April 12, from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service in Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, followed by fellowship and luncheon at the VFW Post 2962 in Carlton. Spring interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.

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April 17, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.