Rosella “Rose” Hultstrand


On Saturday, March 23, 2024 Rosella Lynn (Zimmerman) Hultstrand departed this earth and entered her heavenly home.  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Center Church with Rev. Cecil Stanton officiating.  Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church with a time of sharing starting at 10:30.

Rose (or Rosie as she was fondly known by family) was born on June 11, 1958 to Elmer and Shirley Zimmerman in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was the second-born child of five and always joked that she was one of the forgotten middle children, but after meeting Rosie you knew she could never be forgotten. From an early age, Rosie was known for bringing laughter to the room and compassion to those around her.

Rosie’s love for adventure, travel, and her faith in God took her around the world. She lived in North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Montana.  She also traveled to Guatemala and China on mission trips where she shared her passion for God and delivered Bibles to those in need. Rosie faithfully served and ministered to countless people throughout her life – whether from a pulpit, on the job, as a prayer warrior, with a hug, or through her enormous heart of generosity.

Rosie’s career path was highlighted by her 20+ years with Northwest/Delta Airlines. However, it was her love for God and serving His people that directed the steps of her life. Rosie had such a deep love for her family, which was evident by the playfulness she shared with her nieces and nephews that she adored and the loving care she provided to her parents in their sunset years.

In 2014, God sent Rose what would be her greatest, earthly treasure…Randy Hultstrand. God truly orchestrated their love story and they married on January 10, 2015. She not only fell madly in love with Randy, but his four amazing children – Amy, Angela, Alyda, and Aaron. Rose loved Randy with every fiber of her being and considered it a great honor to be part of such a beautiful, internationally-flavored family that included the four kids, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, and precious grandchildren. Rose and Randy shared a deep passion for prayer and the power of God, which has been part of their daily lives. She truly enjoyed this new chapter of her life that was filled with motorcycle rides, tending to their massive garden, visiting the farm, welcoming their new pup, Gia, and simply being with the man of her dreams. The past 10 years filled Rose with a lifetime of overwhelming joy and priceless memories.

Rosie is survived by her husband Randy and step-children: Amy (Zach) Foster, Lynchburg, Virginia; Angela (Reggie) Robinson, Bismarck, North Dakota; Alyda (Amit) Choudhary, Hyderabad, India; Aaron (Vivian Espinal) Hultstrand, Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren: Asher, Henry, Eloise, and Selah Foster, Lynchburg, Virginia; sisters: Ronae (Randy) Gwin, Lakeville, Minnesota; Pam (Dave) Seratt, Powell, Wyoming; Elaine (Randy) Hansen, Queen Creek, Arizona; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Bryan & Jackie Zimmerman; and nieces Kelly Gwin and Christina Seratt.

The family of Rose Hultstrand has designated Village434 for memorial contributions.

Rose’s step-daughter, Amy, is the founder of Village434, a ministry that supports foster families, adoptive families, and at-risk families in the Lynchburg, VA community. Learn more at https://gospelcc.org/village434

You can click here to donate:  https://system.careportal.org/needs/4845

(Note: The button to donate is a hand with a heart. You will need to make an account, and then click the above link again after doing so).

Check or cash donations are also welcome; please contact Amy Foster.

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This tribute so describes my beautiful friend. We had some great times on this earth. Traveling to Red Lodge, MT, San Antonio, TX and a fun trip to Aruba (where I found she was afraid of the ocean water…but loved laying by the pool and girl chatting). And our last little jaunt to Medora ND.
You will be missed, Sister. But we will one day have a grand reunion!
Love and prayers to all the family. May God help you through this difficult loss in our earthly lives.

Oh how we loved Rosie! We are terribly saddened to hear of her passing, but also jealous that she is now with Jesus. We will see you soon, Rosie!

Our deepest sympathy to the Hultstrand family. You wil be our thoughts and prayers.

My sisters and I ( Carol, Arleen,Julia and Lisa ) are the west coast cousins. Our trips back to Bismarck have been highlighted with reunions, visits with relatives, and many wonderful memories! Rosie has always been a part of these special times. We know that she was a big part of the planning of events and took joy in whatever we all did for our large extended family. She was beautiful, kind, joyful and for a family of 48 first cousins, was right at the top of the list of favorites. Thank you, Randal and family, for the happiness you brought to her since she became a part of your lovely family. God bless you all!

Rosie’s bright smile and loving spirit now shine even brighter in heaven. I will miss my beautiful cousin always.