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Rose Marie (Heinonen) Green

August 19, 1955 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 66)


 Age 66, of Duluth, Minnesota received her miracle, surrounded by her children, November 26, 2021.

She was born August 19, 1955 to Nestor and Helen Heinonen in Cloquet, MN.  She married the love of her life, Raymond Green on December 27, 1975 and celebrated 38 anniversaries together.

Throughout her life she worked at Duluth Laundry and lastly at Fon-du-Luth Casino where she was known as “pitbull Green.”  She retired this past August after 23 years in Players Club on the same day she started.

Rose was a lifelong resident of Duluth, Minnesota where she was known for her hearty laughter, witty humor, kindness, but most of all her big heart. 

She was the youngest of 7 children and spent many years with her cousins, who became like siblings to her.  You never had to guess when they were over for coffee reminiscing because the laughter of those memories rang throughout the house.  On her days off, she often spent them with her brother Bobby and sister Esther looking for the garage sales in the neighborhood.  When they weren’t sure where they were, Bobby would tell her, “follow that car to the next garage sale” as they were leaving.

She loved greatly, but gave even greater.  If someone had a need, she was right there to help, sometimes to her own detriment. It’s difficult to find the words to encompass such a beautiful (but sassy) woman.  All who have had the privilege of knowing her can be sure to hold a funny memory of her or story she shared because even on her hardest days you would find her laughing.  She was a strong woman, who raised her children to be just as strong, while finding joy in the journey.  Her laughter was contagious and filled with life, even when someone “accidentally” scared her. As her kids grew up, she reminded them she was still their mom, whether through a magnet for the fridge, “Call your mother, she worries,” or a wall hanging, “you’re never too old to need your mother.”  She always looked out for her family and her friends, even until the end.  She held on until everyone got the opportunity to say, “Love you, see you later.”

After retirement she began to tenaciously seek God because she knew God had something special for her and she didn’t want to miss out on that.  We find hope in the assurance that she’s received the ultimate reward, an eternity with the Lord.

Rose is survived by her children, Jennifer (Chad) Walkowiak, Jessica (Robert) Peterson, Eric (Katrina) Green, Erin (Eric) Williams, Kelly Green; adopted daughter, Jessie Anderson; and her dog, Cooper; grandchildren, Chelsie (Anthony), Robert (Alex), Caleb, Wyatt, Jordan, Ean, BraeLynn, Amara, Faith, Henry and Edison; great-grandchildren, Hazel, Jackson and Paisley, siblings; Esther, Harold, Violet and Walter; best friend, Gloria Solots and many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents, Nestor and Helen; and siblings, Clifford and Veino. 

Celebration of Life will be 12 p.m., Saturday December 4, 2021 at Apostolic Gospel Church, 3882 Haines Road, Duluth, MN, 55811 with a Visitation one-hour prior.  Luncheon immediately following the service. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home 218-624-1059

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December 4, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Apostolic Gospel Church (Haines Road, Duluth)

Celebration of Life
December 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Apostolic Gospel Church (Haines Road, Duluth)

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