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Rose Jahner

Rose Jahner, 78, Bismarck, died Monday, May 5, 2008, due to cancer at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck. Rose's funeral services are at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck, with the Rev. Ed Wehner officiating. Inte...

Rose Jahner, 78, Bismarck, died Monday, May 5, 2008, due to cancer at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck.

Rose's funeral services are at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck, with the Rev. Ed Wehner officiating.

Interment is in the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Vincent's Care Center and from 3:30-9 p.m. at Eastgate Funeral Service.

A Catholic Daughters rosary is at 6:45 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service with the Rev. Tom Richter officiating.

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Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church.

Rose Marie Jahner was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Turtle Lake to Gerald T. and Alice H. (Smith) Burchell.

She was raised and educated in Turtle Lake and moved to Bismarck in 1946.

Rose married Alvin Paul on Oct. 18, 1947, in Bismarck and raised two children, Sharon and Charles Paul.

She worked as a waitress and cook for the bus depot.

She also worked for Bismarck Super Valu for 18 years and worked her way up to produce manager.

Rose moved to Dickinson in 1984 to be a nanny for a family in Dickinson.

Rose met and married the love of her life and best friend, George A. Jahner, on May 3, 1986, in Dickinson.

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While in Dickinson, she was active in the parish council and a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

She and her husband moved to Bismarck in 1996.

She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

She was a life member and past department commander of Disabled American Veterans, and held the auxiliary state presidency of the VFW. She also served as district president for six years.

In 1996, she was named state auxiliary president and hospital volunteer of the year.

From 2004 to 2005, she received two national publicity awards while with the VFW department president.

Rose just received a 2007 volunteer award from St. Alexius Hospital.

Rose enjoyed spending her free time bowling, reading, doing embroidery work, flower gardening, volunteering and baking cookies.

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Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Karsen, Kaleb and Ava Blotske, fondly referred to her as their "Cookie Grandma."

She will always be remembered on all occasions of the wonderful cookies she always had for all family and friends, all wrapped up and ready to give.

Every holiday was a special event for her to decorate and give to others.

Our last 'Special Event,' was held last Saturday, May 3, 2008, for Rose and George's 22nd wedding anniversary.

Rose is survived by her beloved husband, George A. Jahner, Bismarck; daughter, Sharon (Dale) Greisch, Allegany, N.Y.; son, Charles (Linda) Paul, Bismarck; her stepson, George (Jan) Jahner, Fairhope, Ala.; grandchildren, Jesse and Sarah Paul, Mandan, Jodi and Kip Blotske, Underwood, Jordan Jahner, Fairhope, Timothy Doll, Bismarck, and Tammy Bradford, Sun City, Calif.; sister, Evelyn (John) Sloan, Washington; brother, Gordon Huston, Minot; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jim (Vi) Franchuk, Bismarck, Don (Catherine) Franchuk, Dickinson, Sam (Bertha) Jahner, Regent, Dorothy (Rodger) Nichols, Fargo, John Braun, Willmar, Minn., and Pauline Frank, Willmar; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and good friends especially, Clem Kottenbrock.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren, Telisa Doll, Shawn and Chantell Paul; brothers, Richard, Donald and Wayne Huston; sister-in-law, Leontine Braun; and brother-in-law, Christ Frank.

Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Rose and sign the online guestbook.

(Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)

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