Rose K. Paquette, age 98 of Faribault, MN passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 2, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family.
Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault and interment will be held at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Faribault. Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.
Rose Kathleen, the daughter of John and Helen (Meyer) Langer was born on March 15, 1922 in Faribault. She attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1940. On October 17, 1945 she was united in marriage to Donald J. Paquette at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Rose was a sweet, gentle and kind soul who always put others first. Her smile was genuine. She was devoted to God and her family. She loved playing the piano and listening to music, enjoyed the simple beauty of flowers, and never missed a Vikings or Twins game. Her grace and selflessness live on in those she loved. She will be dearly missed.
Rose was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and a Lifetime member of the Elks. She was also a Bethlehem Academy past parent and supporter.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Doug) Stehling of Black Mountain, NC, Steven Paquette (Janet Timmers) of Faribault, Diane McDaniel of Shoreview, MN, Rick (Gail) Paquette of Faribault, and Jeanne (Ron) McDonough of Lonsdale, MN.
By 12 grandchildren, Joshua Lander, Aaron Lander, Shinnah (Cody) Black, Jessica Paquette, Naomi (Rich) Shae, Ben Paquette, Kirsten (John) Coverstone, Ethan (Dawn) McDaniel, Corey (Alyssa) Paquette, Camie (Jon) Winjum, Chad (Rachael) Kletschka, Adam (Kelly) McDonough; her 19 great grandchildren, Jacob, Kaytlin, Kyra, James, Chad, Kayla, Tyler, Sam, Colton, Audrey, Ian, Leo, Logan, Lucas, Brielle, Makinley, Conor, Coen, & Crosby.
By her siblings, Barbara Mulcahy of Faribault and Richard (June) Langer of Edina, MN and by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Donald, and son David. Her parents John and Helen, siblings, Loretta (Ray) Williams, Marion (Aris) Lockner, Francis (Pat) Langer, Lenore (Bud) Pobanz, James Mulcahy and in-laws, Phillip (Helen) Paquette, Gordon (Lolita) Paquette, Roger (Gladys) Paquette and other relatives and friends.
The family prefers that memorials be directed to Divine Mercy Catholic Church or Bethlehem Academy High School in memory of Rose. Condolence cards may be sent to Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave N, Faribault, MN 55021.
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