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Rose Clara Ann Bixby

October 2, 1933 September 6, 2012
Rose Clara Ann Bixby
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Obituary for Rose Clara Ann Bixby

Worthington, MN

     Rose was born on October 2, 1933, in Brewster, MN, the daughter of John and Ida (Obermoller) Gunther. She attended country school until the 8th grade. She then decided to help her dad on the farm. Rose was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Bixby in July of 1951. They were blessed with 9 children together. Many years later, they divorced. Rose enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Rose's home was always filled with laughter and love as she cared for every one of her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards and visiting with her family and friends.
     Rose became a resident at Crossroads Care Center in October of 2011. Rose passed away peacefully on September 6, 2012, at Crossroads Care Center. Rose loved everyone at Crossroads Care Center and she considered each of them part of her family.
     Rose is survived by 8 children, Gayla (Tim) Trooien of Stillwater, MN, Rachelle (Daryle) Gruis of Worthington, MN, Doug (Kristine) Bixby of Windom, MN, Mark (Jenine) Bixby of Wilmont, MN, Steve (Sherry) Bixby of Round Lake, MN, Larry (Julie) Bixby of Brandon, SD, Rodella (Tim) Stanley of Worthington, MN, and Ronella (the late Ken) Markus and Ronella's special friend, Heath Schwarting of Worthington, MN; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren, and her daughter-in-law, Vicky Bixby. Rose is also survived of by her brothers, Leslie “Butch” (Darlene) Gunther and Harlan (Vonnie) Gunther, and her sister, Lucille Rosendahl.
     Rose was preceded in death by an infant son, Keith Bixby; grandson, Kayo Bixby; unborn grandchild; son-in-law, Ken Markus; sisters, Evelyn Wilkens, Gladys Loechen, and Dorothy Gunther; brother-in-law, Harry Wilkens; her parents, John and Ida Gunther, and her very special friend, Joe Springer.
     A time with family and friends will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.
Blessed be the memory of Rose Clara Ann Bixby!

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