Rose Marie Wrolstad, age 80 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 after a long struggle with dementia.
She is survived by her husband David, daughter Jodee Sonderegger (Erol), grandson Dustin Wrolstad (Becca), sisters Peggy Telfer (John) and Gloria Softich (John), nieces and nephews and many good friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Peter and Mary Yurkovich.
Rosie was born in Elcor, MN and was raised in Gilbert, MN. She attended Bemidji State University where she earned a Master’s degree in Education. She met her husband David while attending college, and in 1970 the family moved to Cottage Grove, MN. She established roots in the community through her work and activities such as volleyball, attending St. Rita’s Catholic Church and Lion’s Club participation with her husband.
Her career as an educator and department head at Inver Hills Community College spanned many decades and touched countless lives. She especially cherished the friendships she cultivated at Inver Hills. She was the consummate hostess and loved to throw pool parties, attend movie nights with friends and tell stories. Above all, Rosie loved the company of people and she brought light and positive energy wherever she went, making her beloved by all who knew her. Her love of family and friends is her legacy to us all.
A Celebration of Life will be 11:30 AM with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016.