Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Lanoue, 93, of Nebraska, formerly of Marshall, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at http://www.holy-redeemer.com/live.html. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church, and interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall following the interment.
Rose Marie Schmoll Lanoue, 93, died late Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021, after a valiant struggle against memory loss aggravated by the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rose was born May 6, 1928, to Charles “Carl” Schmoll and Anastasia Bertamus Schmoll at home on the family farm near Bird Island, Minnesota. She attended elementary school in a one-room, coal-heated schoolhouse in rural Bird Island where parents took turns preparing lunches for the students. She later attended and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Bird Island.
Rose, the second of eight children born to her family, all helped their parents operate the family farm, which had been in the Schmoll family for generations. They traveled by horse-drawn wagons or sleighs until Rose was in the seventh or eighth grade when they got their first car.
Rose and her sisters, as young adults, moved to Marshall, where they lived with aunt Marce Nuese and her husband Ed. They helped around the Nuese farm on the edge of Marshall and worked jobs in town. Ed, a pilot, would fly them back to Bird Island on Sundays to see their parents, leaving to return home at 4 p.m. sharp.
Rose met her future husband, Earl Lanoue, while attending a club for young adults operated by the Catholic church. The club met above the S&L store in downtown Marshall.
They were married in Hector, Minnesota, Saturday, July 23, 1949, in an 8 a.m. wedding attended by family members.
Earl and Rose began their married life in Marshall but soon moved to the Lanoue family farm just north of Marshall. When the farm was sold, they moved into town where they lived on Redwood Street and then in a new home on Nuese Lane when the Nuese farm was subdivided into residential lots.
In addition to raising her family – four girls and one boy – she worked outside the home in bookkeeping roles at multiple businesses.
Her working career started in the office of a lawyer, but that wasn’t a job she enjoyed. She went to work for Marshall Grocery Co., the wholesale supplier of food products to grocery stores, as a bookkeeper. She later worked for Longtin’s Service, a retail and bulk fuel dealer operated by Ed Longtin. For some of the 27 years that she spent with Longtin, Ed or Mac McLaughlin would bring the books to her home so that she could take care of her young family and continue to work her job.
She worked for Schwan Food Co. for 19 years taking care of the books of multiple route drivers. Her final job was with the community hospital in the gift shop and then the thrift shop.
Rose enjoyed cooking for her family and especially liked to bake cookies and pies. Her favorites included a Christmas cookie with fruit called the Jingle Bell Cookie, and Belgian cookies – which she made by the thousands to please her family, friends and guests at the wedding receptions of her grandchildren.
Her children and their spouses often remarked that her chicken soup with slickers was the best ever, and her fried and baked chicken and crazy cake were also favorites at family dinners.
Rose enjoyed playing cards with the family or in card clubs. She played Bridge weekly for many years.
She volunteered throughout her life in church, helping with weddings and funerals or other tasks that needed her help. She was treasurer for the American Legion Auxiliary for many years, worked with the women’s auxiliary at the hospital selling jewelry and other items to raise money for cancer research, and together with Earl worked as a crossing guard at neighborhood elementary schools.
Rose was survived by her children: Colleen (Don) Soenen of Plymouth, Michigan; JoEllen (Ken) Amundson of Loveland, Colorado; Jolleen (Mike) Domina of LaVista, Nebraska; Earl C. (Margie) Lanoue of Tampa, Florida; and Julieann Lanoue of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Daughter Jolleen, who was a primary caregiver in Rose’s final two years, died two weeks later from complications of COVID on Jan. 7, 2022.
Rose is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Michael Soenen of Hermosa Beach, California; Shannon Soenen of Saline, Michigan; Shelly (Michael) Sprague of Dove Canyon, California; Sherry Soenen of Canton, Michigan; Joshua (Mollie) Amundson of Windsor, Colorado; Kristen (Landon) Mauck of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jason (Anna) Domina of Omaha, Nebraska; Justin (Jessica Nearman) Domina of Omaha, Nebraska; Brian Lanoue of New York, New York; and Sean Lanoue of Tampa, Florida.
Also 14 great-grandchildren: Sadie, Adelynn and Joey Soenen-Miller; Shelby and Emmerson Soenen-Salame; Anna, Grace and Jacob Sprague; Ella Domina; Isla Nearman-Domina; Kaelyn and Logan Mauck; Joel and Jesse Amundson.
Survivors also include one sister, Carlene Maxwell of Benson, Minnesota, sister-in-law Kate LaVoy of Deephaven, Minnesota, and brother-in-law Jack Friedrichs of St. Peter, Minnesota, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Rose especially appreciated the help of many who answered her call numerous times in recent years: Randy Lanoue, Mike and Mary Mortier, the late Kenny Paradis, Nancy Reisdorfer, Tim and Sue DeSaer, and Sara Van Leeuwe.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Joseph Lanoue, her parents, sisters Catherine (Ed) Paradis, Viola “Ole” (Clayton) Ellingson, Marcella “Sally” (Sylvan) Eischens, Georgeann “Honey” (Francis) Mortier, Charlotte (Jack) Friedrichs, and an infant brother Charles George Schmoll.
The family requests memorial contributions to Avera Marshall Hospital physical therapy department.