Rose M. (Rousseau) Holt

March 14, 1941 ~ July 18, 2021 (age 80)

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Age 80 of Elk River

Formerly of Marshall, MN. Preceded by parents Josephine (Louis) Bambenek and LeRoy Rousseau; son, Paul Alfred Holt; siblings. LeRoy Rousseau, Donna Connor, Joan Kleinschmidt, John Bambenek and Linda Kroger. Survived by beloved husband of 61 years, James; children

James J. (Pamela), Timothy, and Elizabeth (Jim) Hessian. Grandchildren

Christopher Holt, Sarah Holt and Jamie Rose Hessian; siblings William Rousseau, Sandy (Bill) Coleman and Larry (Vickie) Bambenek; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Rose was a big fan of the casinos, especially Jackpot Junction in Morton, where she loved to play Bingo. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Elk River. Rose loved to cook and was always ready to lend a helping hand if a dish was needed to be prepared for a special event.

She was a “Super Fan” of all Minnesota sports and could even recite specific facts and statistics about the teams and players. But above all this, Rose adored spending quality time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM, Sunday, July 25 at DARE’S FUNERAL HOME, 805 Main St, NW, Elk River and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM, Monday, July 26 at SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 566 4th St. NW, Elk River.  Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, North St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Boy's Town or St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, SD. 


July 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services
805 Main Street NW
Elk River, Minnesota 55330

July 26, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church (Fourth St. NW, Elk River)

Mass of Christian Burial
July 26, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church (Fourth St. NW, Elk River)

Graveside Service
July 26, 2021

1:30 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery - North St. Paul New
Bellaire Street & Lydia Avenue
North Saint Paul, MN 55109


Boy's Town
PO Box 8000, Boys Town NE 68010
Tel: 1-800-217-3700

St. Joseph's Indian School
1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain SD 57325
Tel: 1-800-341-2235

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