13 Oct Rosemarie Grenz
Rosemarie Jenkins Grenz, 91, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on October 12, 2022.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 17, 2022, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page. Family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service.
Rosemarie was born on June 3, 1931, to Walter and Doris (Cooke) Jenkins in Hebron, ND. She was the granddaughter of North Dakota pioneers, David & Rose Jenkins arrived in Edmenton Dakota Territory in 1880. She was raised in Bismarck until the passing of her father at the age of ten and moved to Emmons County where they ranched.
Rosemarie married John Ackerman. Later she married Elmer Haase until his passing in 2000. In 2008 she began her life with Donald E. Grenz, together they traveled to the Panama Canal and all the islands prior to returning to Wishek, ND. In 2018 they were married in Billings MT, then made their home in Wishek, ND and Bismarck, ND. In August of 2022, Rosemarie had a heart attack, after which her health continued to decline.
Rosemarie is survived by her husband of 4 1/2 years, Donald E. Grenz; daughters, Colleen (Ackerman) and David Patience and Kimberly (Ackerman) and DuWayne Schoepp; stepchildren, Doris (Thomas) Grenz Weiss. Donovan (Margy) Grenz; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; and sister, Gloria Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Shirley Boke and Sandra Hagstrom; brother, James Jenkins; half siblings, Ronald Homer, Anne Entertinger; and stepsister, Loretta Tschaekofske.