August 16, 1931 - June 18, 2015


Memorial Services will be held at 11 am, Monday, June 22, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie, for Marianne N. Buchholz Rosenow, age 83, of Long Prairie, who passed away on Thursday at CentraCare Health Systems-Long Prairie. Rev. Noah Wehrspann will officiate and private burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Long Prairie. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home-Stein Chapel, Long Prairie.

Marianne Cowdery was born August 16, 1931 in Long Prairie, the daughter of Ernest E. and Anna M. (Neumann) Cowdery. She grew up and attended school in the Long Prairie area. She moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell. She married William Buchholz on June 3, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. She farmed with her husband near Grey Eagle and worked for the telephone company in Sauk Centre, and later for the United Telephone Company in Alexandria. William passed away in 1987. She married Orval Rosenow on August 17, 1991 in Grey Eagle, where they continued to make their home. They moved to Long Prairie in March of 2009.
Marianne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, quilting, and playing cards with her Texas friends.

Marianne is survived by her husband, Orval, Long Prairie; children, Leland (Pat) Buchholz, Grey Eagle; Mark (Jeanne) Buchholz, Sioux Falls, SD; Jill (Mike) Sullivan, Lisle, IL; and David (Barb) Buchholz, Shakopee; step-children, Kathy Marty, Little Falls; Debbie (Richard) Strasburg, Burtrum; Randy Rosenow, Bettendorf, IA; Jon (Rita) Rosenow, Plentywood, MT; and Marc (Tracy) Rosenow, Grey Eagle; also nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband William, siblings, Elizabeth Heery, Ruth Potter, Fred, Ray, Ernest J., Luther, and Roy Cowdery.