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RoseAnn "Rose" Zinter, of Long Prairie, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024, at the Lakewood Hospital in Staples. Rose was 65 years old.
A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and will continue the day of the funeral one hour prior, also at the church. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie.
* The family wishes for memorials to go the Samaritan's Purse- an organization that gives gift boxes to children. This is an organization that Rose and Bob support.
RoseAnn Zinter left her earthly home on Friday, January 12, 2024, and danced her way into heaven with great joy! Rose Ann Lucille (Tschida) Zinter was born on April 25, 1958, to LaVern and Theresa (Tadych) Tschida in Melrose, MN. She was baptized and had her First Communion at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Grey Eagle, MN. She grew up on the family farm near Grey Eagle,
MN. The second oldest of 10 children, she learned early on the value of hard work, caring for others, living faithfully and having fun! RoseAnn graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1976 and went on to Willmar Vo Tech school, obtaining an accounting degree. After her schooling, Rose worked at several local businesses. While working at John and Shutter Implement, she caught the eye of Robert (Bob) Zinter and they were married on March 3, 1984, at American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. This verse, found on their wedding folder, beautifully describes their relationship: “The path that leads to happiness is so narrow that two cannot walk on it…unless they become one.” After their marriage, Rose became a faithful member of American Lutheran Church. A honeymoon trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota was shortened to a 2-night stay in Marshall, MN when they woke up to 20 inches of snow on Sunday morning! Rose and Bob made their
home northeast of Long Prairie. She became an integral part of the Zinter Brothers Potato business, doing the bookkeeping, payroll, billing and basically keeping the place running smoothly!
Rose loved playing softball as a youth and continued to be a Vikings fan despite never winning a Super Bowl! Rose enjoyed making graduation quilts for her many nieces and nephews and
baking cookies oftentimes getting special requests for certain kinds. Rose set hundreds of beautiful puzzles which Bob then glued together and now has displayed. Bird watching was a natural pastime, as their home near the river attracted many beautiful birds to their feeders. She enjoyed the many trips she and Bob made to the Annandale Flea Market when Bob delivered the bird feeders he made.
Family was very important to Rose, she enjoyed family gatherings, sister outings, and the annual Christmas toast. She consistently acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries. Rose was
a generous supporter of Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse International providing toys, supplies and shipping costs for the program. RoseAnn was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She lived with MS her entire adult life and yet never complained. Her feisty and tenacious attitude set an example of how to get through our own tough times. She taught us what it means to live with grace and dignity. Bob knew he had someone very special, and it was shown to all that saw her in the last hours of her life. She gave us a glimpse of what heaven would be like! Saying over and over, “I am so happy, come along, you can be happy too! I want to go home”.
Her family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion she received at Lakewood Health System in Staples. The tender care the staff gave Rose during this time is greatly appreciated.
RoseAnn is survived by her devoted husband, Robert; mother, Theresa Tschida; siblings, Jeanette (Dale) Lambrecht, David (Julie) Tschida, Cindy (Art) Johnson, Steve (Kathy) Tschida,
Kathy Koester, Tom Tschida, Tim (Dana) Tschida, Sharon (Mike) Navratil and Dan Tschida; 42 nieces and nephews; and 40 great-nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by their golden
retriever, Abby (the dog with the attitude).
She is preceded in death by her father, LaVern Tschida; brother-in-law, Brian Koester; nephew, Joshua Koester; and in-laws, Don and Ruth Zinter.
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