August 14, 1919 – Thursday, August 21, 2008
St Francis Catholic Church
ERNESTI, Rozella B., age 89 of Buffalo died peacefully on August 21, 2008 surrounded with love and care of her family.
She was born August 14, 1919 in Bird Island to Joseph and Frieda Anderson. Graduated from high school in Bird Island and received a teaching degree from St. Cloud College. She taught in Buffalo Lake and married Kenneth Ernesti on December 20, 1945. In 1951 they moved to Buffalo where they owned the Buffalo Dry Cleaners until 1981. She volunteered in many community organizations, American Cancer Society, past president of the Legion Auxiliary, Outstanding Senior Citizen award and a Paul Harris fellowship recipient. An active member of St. Francis Catholic Church, which was an important part of her life. Enjoyed a long retirement traveling with her husband, Kenneth, in their RV making the most of life with friends, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Frieda Anderson. Brother, Gareth Anderson. Special nephew, Douglass Addison.
Survived by husband, Kenneth, four children, Charlene (Jim Jorgenson), Ronald (Cheryl) Ernesti, Renee (Tom Black), Randall (Colleen) Ernesti. Grandchildren Jenelle (Corey Flynn), Nicole Jorgenson, Jason (Kelly) Jorgenson, Justin Ernesti, Crystal (John Boike), Prudence (James Kruchten), Zachary Ernesti and Jessica Ernesti. Great grandchildren, Madalynn and Emily Personius, and Royalty Patterson. Sister, Mildred Mona, nieces Gayette Riddle and Diane Knox, and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rozella Ernesti was held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 25th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father David Hennen was the Celebrant.
Interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery.
A visitation was held on Sunday, August 24th at the Church from 4-8 P.M. A Prayer Service was held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening.
Casket Bearers were her grandchildren: Jenelle Flynn, Nicole Jorgenson, Jason Jorgenson, Justin Ernesti, Crystal Boike, Prudence Kruchten, Zachary Ernesti and Jessica Ernesti.