Rosella “Rosie” Goodmund, age 85, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at her home in Marshall, Minnesota. Funeral Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Grace First Parish in Russell, Minnesota. Interment will follow in the Russell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, MN. A Prayer Service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, at the church.
Rosella Elsie Goodmund was born on January 30, 1934, to Charles Neels and Elsie (Possail) Neels on the family farm in Coon Creek Township, Minnesota. She grew up Northwest of Russell, Minnesota on a farm. Rosella attended Coon Creek Township country school, District #70 and later graduated from Russell High School with the class of 1951.
On October 2, 1954, Rosella was united in marriage to Duane Goodmund at First Presbyterian Church in Russell, Minnesota. In the beginning they started with very little, milking two cows and farming with family. Together Rosella and Duane farmed and expanded the Goodmund family farm that was homesteaded in 1892 and was celebrated in 1992 as the Lyon County Century Farm. Rosella loved the farm and even after the couple moved to Marshall in 1996, her heart never left the farm and she continually wanted updates. Rosella and Duane were blessed with 65 happy years of marriage together.
Rosella was a faithful member of Grace First Parish in Russell since 1954 and was a member of the Russell American Legion Auxiliary since 1994. She enjoyed sewing and gardening, especially her flowers. Rosella was a wonderful cook and canned for her family. Family meant everything to her and was incredibly devoted to each member. Respecting others is a trait Rosella considered essential to life and her motto was, “work hard every day and good things will happen.” She was a very loving and caring person who was courteous yet believed in the importance of doing what is right and fair. Rosella was courageous throughout her diagnosis of cancer 12 years ago.
Rosella peacefully entered her heavenly home on October 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She reached the age of 85 years, 8 months, and 15 days. Blessed be her memory.
Rosella is survived by her loving husband, Duane Goodmund of Marshall, children, Doug (Robbie) Goodmund of Marshall, Greg (Linda) Goodmund of Russell, and Cindy (Kevin) Schroeder of Marshall; grandchildren, Nicole (Jim) Panko, Aaron (Amanda) Schroeder, Terry (MacKenzie) Goodmund, Casey (special friend, Nick) Goodmund, Ashley (Josh) Johnson, Cassie (Matthew) Burgoyne; great grandchildren, Nathan, Nolan & Covan Panko, Theo & Will Schroeder, Ryan, Christine, & Tim Burgoyne, Eloise Johnson, Alexa & Stella Goodmund; brother, Raymond (Carol) Neels of Marshall; sisters-in-law, June Goodmund of Tyler, Bev Goodmund of Blomkest; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles and Elsie Neels; two brothers-in-law and two nephews.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507-532-2933
Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com.