Rosella A. Hogie, 92, was born on October 29, 1921, on a farm in Lincoln County, near Hendricks, Minnesota. She passed unto the Lord on April 13, 2014, in her home in Isanti, MN.
Rosella was the second to oldest of five children born to Bertin and Olga (Johnson) Twedt. Vance was her older sibling and then following her in birth order were Dale, Shirley and James. She was baptized December 21, 1921, in the Lutheran faith by Rev. O L Christianson. She attended and graduated from Rural Country School, District 32, in Lincoln County, MN. On June 6, 1937, she was confirmed by Rev. M.A. Erickson at Lake Hendricks Lutheran Free Church. She was raised on a farm five and a half miles southeast of Hendricks where she learned to love the outdoors and wildlife, and also special interests in horses and dogs and later, cooking and canning.
During the Great Depression years she learned one has to deal with the simple things in life. On June 1, 1939, she graduated from Hendricks High School. She was employed at Hendricks Hospital for five years as nurse, secretary and bookkeeper. It was there she met Morrell Hogie from Astoria, South Dakota. On September 21, 1946, they were married and spent their honeymoon in the Black Hills. Following their marriage, they purchased a farm in Athens Township. To this union, three children were born: Diane, Larry and Brian. On June 1, 1947, their family joined the Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti, MN, and have been members ever since.
Rosella loved farm life, especially working with and feeding the animals. Farming was their main occupation so she and Morrell loved taking a drive around the area and watching the crops grow from time to time. Whatever jobs needed to be done, Rosella would always get involved. As a husband and wife team, they worked together in every situation.
Rosella and Morrell discontinued farming in 1964 and then purchased and operated Hogies Cafe; in Cambridge, MN. When they sold that restaurant, Morrell became District Sales Manager for Trojan Seed Corn Company and Rosella was the Regional Secretary.
On Christmas Day, 1982, Morrell passed away as he had been disabled since 1975. Before his passing, they both enjoyed traveling, many times to Hawaii, then to Canada, the Bahamas, Spain, Africa, Florida and Norway. Rosellas father Bertin came from Norway, so she still has relatives living there.
Rosellas favorite hobby the last twenty five years has been genealogy. Keeping family ties was most enjoyable to her and she treasured the memories that they created. All the family history information that she gathered has been put into large albums for her children and grandchildren. Rosella also belonged to Lois Circle a number of years. From time to time she also did quilting as gifts and to newborns needing warmth in the hospital. She was a member of Seniors Card Club and the Prayer Chain at her church. Last, but not least, Rosella loved her home in the country. She enjoyed tending a large yard and her beautiful flowers.
In 1997, she suffered a broken hip, so from then on her activities were limited. Her close family has been a blessing to her as they are all very loving and caring. She treated her son and daughters-in-law as though they were her own children. Treasured memories are close to our hearts as families.
Preceding Rosella in death are: Husband Morrell Hogie; Parents Bertin and Olga (Johnson) Twedt; Brother Vance Twedt; Brother Dale Twedt; Son-in-law Charles Patrick Meehan, Jr; Grandson – Charles Patrick Meehan, III.
Surviving Rosella are her children: Diane S. (Hogie) Meehan widowed. Granddaughter, Michelle J. (Meehan) Smith and her husband, Joshua Smith, Great grandchildren – Bailey, Morgan, Joshua Charlie, Eva, Caleb, Tobias Toby and Hope Smith, residing in Fort Worth, TX. Grandson, Daniel P. Meehan and his wife, Irene (Golden) Meehan. Great grandchildren Lily, Eve and Charlie Meehan, residing in Lewisville, TX. Granddaughter, Janelle K. (Meehan) Stratton and her husband, Brian Stratton. Great grandchildren Alyssa Meehan and Taylor Stratton, residing in Plato, MO.
Larry M. Hogie, his wife, Darise (Cislo) Hogie, Granddaughter, Bri Ana (Hogie) Vogel and her husband, Matthew Vogel, Granddaughter, Thia Hogie and her fiance;, Christopher Kampa, residing in Isanti, MN.
Brian Hogie, his wife, Gayle (Hudak) Hogie, Grandson Blaze Hogie and Granddaughter, Brooke Hogie, residing in Isanti, MN.
Her siblings: Shirley (Twedt) Benz and her husband, Bernard Benz residing in Excelsior, MN. James Twedt and his wife, Beverly (Mitchell) Twedt, residing in Mineral Wells, TX.
The funeral was held at Faith Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and interment was at Athens Cemetery in Isanti.