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Donald Rosholt

Donald Rosholt

Funeral services for Donald Rosholt of Cyrus, MN will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church near Starbuck. Reverend Martha Hansen will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Donald died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia, MN, having lived to reach the age of 87 years.

Donald was born March 15, 1926 to Herman and Olge (Hage) Rosholt in Minneapolis, MN. In 1938, his family moved to a farm near Cyrus, MN where he lived until entering the United States Navy V-5 officers training program in 1944. Don met his wife, Rosalie Otters, at Luther College in Decorah, IA in 1946. They were married in 1948, the same year Don graduated with a major in mathematics and a minor in physics. His first teaching jobs were in Canton and St. Paul Park, MN.

In 1955, the family moved to Bloomington, MN and Don began working for the Minneapolis Public Schools. He received a Masters degree in Education Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1956. While in Minneapolis, he was a secondary teacher, counselor and assistant principal. After retiring from education in 1981, Don and Rosalie moved to the Rosholt family farm near Cyrus and began a second career in farming.

As a man of great faith and patriotism, Don was active in church and community affairs in both Bloomington and Cyrus. Don enjoyed being outdoors and led his family on many camping and hiking adventures. He was an avid woodworker and builder, and he and Rosalie built their home in Cyrus.

He is survived by two sons: David Rosholt of Richfield and John (Michelle) Rosholt of Montrose; two daughters: Donnis (Steven) Tolle of Highlands Ranch, CO and Linda (Lee) Hash of Appleton, WI; daughter-in-law: Debra Rosholt of Reedsburg, WI; one brother: Robert (Lucille) Rosholt of Decorah, IA; one sister: Jeanette Veum of Starbuck; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Paul, and granddaughter, Molly Rosholt.

Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church, Starbuck, MN, ReClaim Resources, St. Paul, MN and Luther College, Decorah, IA.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit