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Rosemary 'Rosie Durgeloh

Feb. 14, 1929 — Sept. 7, 2018

Rosie Durgeloh, 89, of Longview was reunited with her beloved husband Fred on Sept. 7, 2018.

She was born Feb. 14, 1929, to Anthony and Julia (Schipptt) Schultz on the family farm in Little Falls, Minn. The home had no running water and she graduated from a one-room schoolhouse. Rosie, along with her best friend, packed up everything she owned in a suite case and came out west. She married the love of her life, Fred Durgeloh in Longview on Nov. 25, 1950.

Rosie worked as a lab technician and was a member of the Eagles, Mint Valley Women’s Golf Assoc., and Grange. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, Bingo, clam digging, baking, gambling, parties at their beach cabin, and cocktails. She learned to enjoy the better things in life. She was knowledgeable, kind, considerate, out-going and had a generous nature. Rosie made friends everywhere she went.

She is survived by a son, Jim (Janet) in Longview; four grandchildren, Fred III in Castle Rock, Carli (Eric) in Longview, and Kyra (Scott) and Joe Ann, both in Kelso; five great-grandchildren, Emma, Braden, Dalton, Danner and Jessica; three sisters, Bernadine, Lorna Mae and Betty; two brothers, Ray and Tony “Junior”; and her lifelong best friend, Patsy Jones.

Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 2007; a son Fred Jr., in 2016; and two brothers.

The family is grateful to the staff at Beacon Hill Nursing Home for their loving care.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Steele Chapel. A reception will follow. Rosie’s ashes will join Fred’s at Longview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Care Center.

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