Rosemary Monson


Rosemary Elaine Monson, 81, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Samaritan Bethany, Rochester, MN.

Rosemary was born on July 19, 1941 in Austin, MN to Myles Michael and Lily Olive (Ranum) Beckel. She graduated from Austin High School and lived in Austin until 2007. Rosemary married Duane Earl Monson on May 2, 1964. She worked for Hormel and HyVee. She was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church.

Rosemary adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her faith, family & friends, to read, taking road trips with Duane, her pets, and crossword puzzles. She had a true love of music.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Duane; her son, Timothy (Judy) Monson; sister, Ramona Barnett of Nashville, TN; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, Lily and Myles Beckel.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester with Pastor Shelley Cunningham officiating. A visitation and light lunch will follow the service from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Rochester Cremation Services.

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6 thoughts on “Rosemary Monson

  1. Rosie had an infectious smile. Loved by everybody. She is going to be greatly missed by so many. I am sure we all agree we ALL just want ONE MORE HUG that will last for many years. I guess we just have to rely on our precious memories of her and I am sure we all have tons of pictures of her

  2. Prayers to all of you. Rosie was a great lady who I had a great time working with at Hy-Vee. Will miss our lunches

  3. I am a “shirt tail relative” of Rosemary and I went to school with her through Austin Public Schools. We were the same age. We played in band (her with drums as I recall) and I played clarinet. I still don’t like wooden spoons (like the reed on a clarinet). Rosemary was always happy and very friendly. I only wish we had kept in touch later in life and I’m sorry we never met each other’s kids. I have a son Tim and a daughter Teresa with 4 grandkids… Rest in peace Rosemary… from a distant cousin… Odin Tollerud ,Mahtomedi, MN

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