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Friday February 18th, 2022
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Saturday February 19th, 2022
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Saturday February 19th, 2022
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Rose Mary Baune


Rose M. Baune, age 72, of Willmar, unexpectedly passed away peacefully on February 14, of a brief but serious medical condition.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 19, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be at the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Wabasso. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 18, at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Diocese of New Ulm Priest Care Fund.  www.petersonbrothers.com


Rose Mary Baune was born on November 20, 1949, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, to Clarence and Marie Baune and was raised in Wabasso. She was baptized and confirmed and was a life-long Catholic. As the youngest, she enjoyed being an aunt from a young age.


She married Harlan Petersen and raised their children. They lived in the Wabasso area for most of their 21 years of marriage. She later married Terry Nelson of Spicer and moved to the Spicer area. When that marriage ended, she moved to several locations in Kandiyohi and Willmar.


After graduating from St. Anne’s high school, she worked at Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, and then at Control Data. After the birth of her first three children, she began as housekeeping at the Nursing Home, and then as a Nursing assistant. After her move to the Willmar area, she did factory work before returning to being a nursing assistant and long-term care facilities and then at group homes. She loved serving others.


She was a woman of great compassion, quiet prayer, and fierce independence. Many called her Ma Rose. She loved so many and was loved by many more. She had so many hobbies: reading, writing poetry, baking, sewing, embroidery, games, thrift stores, laughing. She found joy in caring for others. She was a loving friend and managed a number of deep friendships.


She is survived by her four children, Tim Petersen, Fr. Todd Petersen, Rachel Petersen, Amanda Petersen; grandchildren Kayla and Ethan Dallmann, Airianna and Gaige Knuteson, and Madison; siblings, Elaine and Alf Jenniges, Theresa Buechner and Sy Baune, besides many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and in-laws Virginia and Thomas Condon, Dolores and Leslie Schroeder, Alvin Baune, Gerald and Jean Baune and later Barb, James Buechner, Bernard and Cathy Baune, and Barb Baune.

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Thinking of your family at this time. I knew Rose as a neighbor and through Amanda.

Christy Hunt Mar 4 2022 10:54 AM

Oh Mom!! This has been the hardest day and I know more are coming. You left me in good hands I got my big brother Todd and my little sister Amanda. Enjoy your loved ones in heaven and we will meet again. I love you forever and always.

Rachel Feb 19 2022 9:16 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May GOD give you the grace to be strong and close to family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD Bless your family!

Bernadine Pistulka & Family Feb 18 2022 9:01 PM

As a child, I always remember Aunt Rose giggling. I swear every time I seen her, she was giggling. My mom, Virginia, always got a kick out of the annual funny birthday poems she would receive from Rose. It would get her giggling too. I can see them both in my mind right now.
Sincere sympathy to all of you, and praying for comfort and strength during this time.

Bernadette Feb 18 2022 1:16 AM

Our sympathy to all of you.

Rene and Dianne Jenniges Feb 16 2022 9:18 PM

Mom, I'm thankful for every moment I got to share with you. I love you so much! I miss you.....

Amanda Petersen Feb 16 2022 1:08 PM

Deepest sympathy

Adeline Sinclair, Karen, Jerry & Ashley Feb 16 2022 12:36 PM

Thank you Mom! I will miss you until I see you again.

Fr. Todd Petersen Feb 16 2022 5:56 AM

Thank you, Mom, for everything. I will miss you until I see you again. Your little wisdoms, the little 'Rosie of the days' when you laughed at something dumb you did, your generosity and example of service.

Fr. Todd Petersen Feb 16 2022 5:53 AM