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October 5, 1924 - November 27, 2014

Elmira was born October 5, 1924 in Fillmore County, Minnesota to Joseph and Moranda (Thompson) Hongerholt.  She was confirmed and married at the First Lutheran Church of Highland.  Elmira married Byron Rosheim in a double wedding ceremony on September 18, 1943, with her brother, Matthew Hongerholt, and his wife, Beulah.  Following marriage, Elmira joined ElstadLutheran Church and was an active member there. 

Elmira and Byron farmed in Amherst Township for 45 years.  She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, and was an excellent baker specializing in lefse and Norwegian baking.

Elmira passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minnesota at the age of 90.

Elmira is survived by her sister, LaVaughn Erickson of Mabel, and five nieces and one nephew along with their spouses and children.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron, on august 3, 1988; as well as her brother, Matthew, her parents, and special friend, Morris Pederson.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, Minnesota with the Rev. Dan Watland officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 -6 PM Monday, December 1, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church. The family would like to thank Green Lea Manor for their care and compassion, and the family requests memorials to be directed to either Green Lea Manor or Elstad Church.

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