Rosella Cliff, 86Rosella Mae Cliff, 86, of Red Wing, died on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
Rosella Mae Cliff, 86, of Red Wing, died on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
Rosella was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Dodge County, the daughter of Sigval and Selma (Hegna) Edgar. She graduated in 1943 from Hayfield High School. She married Donald J. Cliff June 25, 1947, in Hayfield, Minn. The couple lived in Lake City until moving to Red Wing in 1953. Rosella graduated from the Minneapolis Business College and was employed by Ben Franklin and then at the Republican Eagle until her retirement. She also sold Avon for many years so that she could stay at home with her children.
Rosella was active at First Lutheran Church, participating in many circles and groups within the church. She enjoyed reading, traveling, embroidery work, and playing cards. Most of all, Rosella loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Rosella is survived by her son Michael (Kathy) Cliff of Red Wing; daughters, Kay (James) Halvorsen and Linda (Dean) Reinhart, both of Red Wing; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren and another due in December.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; son Scott; parents; and two brothers, Kindred and Millard Edgar.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at First Lutheran Church, with Reverend Brian Scott officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and for 1 hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
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