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Rose Caroline Dittmann

Rose Caroline Dittmann

Funeral services were held for Rose Dittmann on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills with Pastor Kirk Douglas officiating. The pallbearers were Farrah Frink, Justin Dittmann, Jordan Dittmann, Samuel Jacobson, Phillip Jacobson, Amanda Dittmann and Michael Dittmann. Rose was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, New York Mills, Minnesota.

Rose Caroline Dittmann, at age 88 of New York Mills, Mn. Passed away on May 9th 2017 at Perham Living. Rose was born on September 29th, 1928 in Pine Lake Township to Henry and Minnie Ziells. After the death of her father at the age of 12, Rose was brought up by her Mother Minnie and various close relatives. Her favorite caretakers were Lucy & Ed Brasel. As a child Rose worked on various farms, was a care taker of children, a cook and housekeeper at Big Pine Lodge. Her young life was not easy. She was baptized and confirmed at St John's Corliss church. She attended country school until the 8th grade. She met Edwin Dittmann at the age of 16 while threshing in her neighbor's field. A few days later, Edwin was at the barn dance that celebrated the harvest. Edwin introduced Rose, to his sisters, who owned the Dittmann Caf in Perham, Mn. (Hulda & Luella). She started working for his sisters, as a cook and waitress. Edwin and Rose were married on October 22nd 1946 at Corliss Church. She was claimed by Edwin, to be "his" right hand man. They built their farm up from a few acres, 1-2 cows, chickens and sheep, to a farm of 60 registered cows, livestock, and 700 acres. It was many years of hard work and partnership that made them successful. Rose stated the two best inventions that they obtained while farming were the milking system and the rock picker! Edwin and Rose were married for 67 years. Rose loved watching the fruits of her labor grow, be it her 3 children, her vegetable garden, or her beautiful flowers. She canned or processed all of her vegetables, fruits and meats. She enjoyed traveling with Edwin. Together they made several trips to Alaska, California, Europe, Branson Mo., to states on the western and eastern coast, and just little trips to the Casinos. Rose was involved with LWML, VFW auxiliary, 4-H leader, and Sunday school teacher. Member of Trinity Lutheran church for 70 years. As her eyesight left her she enjoyed Audiobooks supplied by Viking Library. She enjoyed the daily coffee times at Heritage Manor with her resident friends. They all were an important part of her life. Rose is survived by her Sister: Arlene Galloway, (Santa Maria, Ca.), Sons: Lyle (Scarlet) and Gerald (Alice) Dittmann, of New York Mills, MN, Daughter: Connie (Brad) Jacobson of Perham, Mn. 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Various other nieces and nephews. Please visit to send Rose's family a message of comfort and support. Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills, Minnesota.