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Rose Undlin

Rose Undlin

Rose (Stech) Undlin, age 82 died unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Ecumen Brooks in Owatonna, MN. Rose was born in Waubun, MN on December 24, 1935 to parents, James Stech and Anna (Fisher) Stech and was the youngest of six children. She completed 11th grade and later in life received her GED. She continued her education by attending cosmetology school. She had her own beauty salon in Duluth, MN and later worked at the JCPenney Salon in Duluth until her retirement. She made her clients not only look beautiful but feel beautiful. On December 17th, 1955, Rose married the love of her life, Marlow at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. They had a wonderful life together living in various places, such as Mankato, MN, Des Moines, IA, Wenatchee, WA, and Duluth, MN. During their marriage, Rose and Marlow were foster parents to numerous children whom they grew to love. Rose and Marlow enjoyed camping and traveling all around the United States. After retirement from their jobs, Rose and Marlow managed Lakeside Apartments in Duluth, until their final retirement in 2017. Rose was an incredible decorator and made sure that all three floors of the apartment building were decorated for every season. After a tragic health event in 2011, Rose lost the use of her legs. It did NOT stop her. She continued all her activities and most important to her was her role as Marlow's caregiver. In December of 2017 Rose and Marlow relocated to Ecumen Brooks in Owatonna to be closer to their nieces. At the Brooks they acquired a whole new, loving family. While at the Brooks, Rose loved all the music that was happening, and she participated by singing and yodeling whenever the opportunity came up. Rose also loved sewing and made her own drapes and many quilts. Another talent of Rose was painting, she could turn a rock in to a work of art! Birds and flowers were a favorite of hers. Rose lit up a room with her joy for life. Rose is survived by her husband, Marlow. "Auntie Rosie" is also survived by many other family members who are so saddened by the loss of her. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anna Stech, her brothers, Joe Stech and Jim Stech, her sisters, Mary Machulda, Betty Henke, and Louise Reichert. Rose's family is very grateful to all who have embraced her incredible spirit and will continue to let her light shine. "We had a wonderful aunt, one who never really grew old: Her smile was made of sunshine, and her heart was solid gold." Services will be held at a later date.

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