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Rose Enquist

September 13, 1936 — September 24, 2023

Rose Ann Enquist, age 87, of Rochester, Minnesota died on September 24, 2023, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Rose was born on September 13, 1936, the daughter of Clarence and Lucille (Rehling) Drazan. She attended Pine Island High School. In 1956, Rose married Gordon Riess. They had 6 children together and raised their family in Rochester until his death in 1992. Rose later married David Enquist on October 18, 2000, and they traveled the world together until his death in 2016.

Rose held a variety of jobs including HyVee, Firestone, National Bushing and waitressing. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and was thought of to have a "green thumb." She also enjoyed canning, traveling, going to casinos and most especially, spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Lonnie Riess, Julie Riess, Kelly Gehring, and Tracy (Lori) Riess; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Gordon Riess, second husband David Enquist, son Owen Riess, daughter Debbie Simmons, sisters, Nancy Clemens and Catherine Drazan, and brothers, David Drazan and Joseph Drazan.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 5-7PM at Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre (5482 Royal PL NW, Rochester, MN). Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

Family requests no flowers and to give a memorial in Rose's name to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ranfranz & Vine Remembrance & Reception Centre

5482 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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