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Aletha Elaine Rosen

Aletha Elaine Rosen, 83, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Perham, Minn., to Louis and Amelia Schmidt. Aletha graduated from Perham High School in...

Aletha Elaine Rosen, 83, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Perham, Minn., to Louis and Amelia Schmidt. Aletha graduated from Perham High School in 1942 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., for three years. She was united in marriage to Robert Rosen on Sept. 5, 1948, in Perham and served with the United States Navy. Aletha worked as an executive secretary for Potlatch Corporation until her retirement in 1986. She was a very active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the local A.A.R.P. in Cloquet, and was a volunteer for the Cloquet Educational Foundation.

Aletha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; one daughter, Rebekah Rosen; and her brother, Eldred Schmidt.

She is survived by eight sons, Mark (Karen) of Cloquet, Stephen (Janet) of Cloquet, Daniel (Monica) of Apple Valley, Minn., David (Laura) of Cloquet, Michael "Beatsie" of Cloquet, Timothy (Beth) of Edwards, Colo., Thomas (Taina) of Cloquet, and John of Cloquet; one daughter, Rachelle "Shelly" (Paul) Jensen of Grand Rapids, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. memorial service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to L.W.M.L. (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, 218-879-3225, to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at www.legacy.com .

February 21, 2008

  • Cloquet, Minn.
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