Rose Hennen

Rose Hennen, age 96, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 23, 2018. She was a longtime resident of Prior Lake, MN.

All services will be at St. Michael Catholic Church 16311 Duluth Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN. A visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, from 4-7 pm and one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 28, at 11 am. Rose’s pall bearers will be Jonah Everson, Joe Berry, Dave Holmes, Mike Sherels, Paul Busselman, Joe Mertens, Mitch Hennen, Mark Monnens and Paul Hennen. Interment at St. Mary’s of Marystown Catholic Cemetery.

In the family home in Chaska, MN, Rose Katherine was born on September 28, 1921, to parents Jacob and Ida (Derhaag) Van Sloun. She was the oldest of four children growing up on the family farm (now part of Hazeltine Golf Course.) Rose completed eight years of education at Guardian Angels Catholic School and then continued to help back on the family farm. Rose earned extra money cleaning for families.

Rose’s best chapter in her life was being a wife, mother and grandma. A young farmer from Marystown, MN named Lambert Hennen traveled all the way to Chaska, MN to find true love! After a long courtship, they married on August 3, 1948, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church. In later years, Rose and Lambert welcomed two sons, Jeff and Jamie. As a family, they enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Prior Lake. Which meant, mid-May they would pack up their winter home and travel the long 3 blocks to Green Heights area, where the Hennen family would unpack and enjoy the lake just prior to school starting. It was at this cabin, Rose entertained St Paul seminarians, for many years and formed lifelong friendships of Dick Pates, Marty Shallbetter, Bill Paron and Chuck Speiker. Upon selling that cabin, she and her family bought and enjoyed the lake cabin in Pine City, MN, for almost 10 years. As the years went on, Grandma Rose was quite proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rose relished attending their events and was known as their number one fan!

Family was most important to Rose. She and Lambert spent countless hours working at the local grocery store they owned with her brother-in-law Don and his wife Jean. The store was first named “Monnens and Hennen’s Fairway” and later years, Hennen’s Fairway. When Rose wasn’t taking care of her sons, she would clean homes and in the later years, worked at Sears, where she enjoyed receiving the employee discount to buy clothes for her grandchildren.

Rose enjoyed quilting, bowling, golfing and greeting some with a small pat on the bottom. She loved talking with people on the telephone, sending specials cards, and serving others as she delivered Meals on Wheels and the Sacrament of Holy Communion to members of the Parish. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Rose was an amazing baker and chef. For over 50 years, she served families at funeral luncheons at St Michael’s. Rose enjoyed participating in the Prior Lake Players and being a member of the Catholic Aid and Golden Agers.

The legacy of Rose’s guiding light in her deep faith, caring nature and loving all, now is held in the hearts of her sons, Jeff Hennen, Jamie (Kathy) Hennen; grandchildren, Kate (Jonah) Everson, Wendy (Joe) Berry, Anne (Dave) Holmes, Becky (Paul) Busselman, Emily (Mike) Sherels; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Caden and Rayna Berry, Valerie, Quinton, Lyla and Cecilia Sherels, Bo and Billy Busselman; siblings, Marian Hennen, Donnie (Jeanette) Van Sloun, Norm Van Sloun; sister-in-law, Mary Hennen; relatives and friends.

Rose now rests in eternal life with her beloved husband, Lambert; parents, Jacob and Ida Van Sloun; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron Hennen, Rita Van Sloun, Jean (her best friend of 74 years) (Don) Monnens, Willard (Arlene) Hennen, Merrill Hennen and great-nephew, Michael Hennen.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Hennen family.

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  1. Leann and Bruce Kaufenberg

    What lovely remembrances of your mom and my Auntie Rose. She was such a lovely and fun woman and touched so many lives. Bruce and I will miss her. May she enjoy eternal peace and happiness in the presence of God and so many loved ones who preceded her. May your hearts be consoled.

  2. Colleen McQuay

    Rose was one of the special ones-we were lucky to have her in our family. I will always remember her kindness and ability to make you feel special. I will miss her cards and calls. Tim and I send our love, hugs and prayers.

  3. Mike and Bonnie Lyrenmann

    We offer our sincere sympathy to all of you
    What a dear lady!

  4. Sheila and Baraka Mathu

    That is a lovely depiction of Rose. She was always about family and positivity. She ALWAYS had a smile on her face no matter the situation. She was always encouraging and motivating. She had a very kind heart but also spoke her mind in a very loving way. She will be truly missed and let’s not forget about her AMAZING rice krispie bars. Rose, this is our earthly loss but heaven has most definitely gained an angel. Watch over and intercede for us. We love you.

  5. Rest In Peace lovely lady.

  6. Sorry for your loss hennen family I really enjoyed getting to know her the last 2 years at new perspective senior family she was like a family memes to me at where I work I will miss being her house keeper every Wednesday and I will miss that smile she always had she will always be remembered in my heart and will always be part of my Newperspective senior living family miss you lots and now the lord has called you home and you have now reunited with your loved one who are their with you and of course our wonderful creater and I know you are looking down on us and your family smiling and saying don’t be said be happy that I have been called home and that we will all reunite again sometime soon

  7. Mary Giebenhain Fitzgerald

    So sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Rose. We have fond memories of Rose & Lambert next door to our cabin in Pine City. Sending love and wishes as you celebrate her life, well lived. The Giebenhain Family

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