Rosina Louise (Just) Free went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2017. She passed peacefully at her home. A celebration of Rosie's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at First Lutheran Church, Bismarck.
Rosie was born to Emmanuel and Justina (Bender) Just February 12, 1944 in Mercer, ND. She grew up on a farm in Mercer, ND and graduated from Mercer High School. She attended nursing school in Wahpeton. Rosie married Leo Free Jr in April, 1972. She always had a great care and compassion for people. She shared that joy through many years of nursing working at all three local hospitals; after retiring from her nursing career she continued working with the public spending 25 plus years at Wal-mart. She truly enjoyed all her regular customers and had a great set of co-workers. Rosie enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center and especially the dinner and dancing evenings. She passed her time working on adult coloring pages and crossword puzzles.
Rosie was the rock that held her family together through thick and thin. She will be greatly missed but knowing she is reunited with her husband, siblings and parents and flying with the angels gives her children the peace they need. Anyone who ever met her could not help but admire her gentle, compassionate, and caring way. She never met a stranger. To know her was to love her. She will be missed by many and can never be replaced.
She is survived by her children, Tonya (Just) and John Fournier, Cheyenne, WY, Tiffany (Free) & Wade McMahen, Fargo, ND, and Todd Free, Bismarck, ND; her grandchildren, Matthew Free, Brittany McMahen, Lillian & Gregory Fournier, Mary Horton and Anna (Mitchel) Long; along with a very special little girl Gracie; her sisters, Verline (Verl), Alice, Whitey; brother-in-law, Fred Fredricksen and; sisters-in-law, Violet Just, Doris Just, and Karen Just and many nieces and nephews.
Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Leo Free Jr, her parents, Emmanuel and Justina, her brothers, Leo, Elton and Myron; her sister, Viola; brothers-in-law, Teddy Neumiller & Bob Schiermeister.
The children would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this time.