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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Rose Hornstein
July 23, 1933 - January 9, 2020

Residence: Tioga, North Dakota

Rose Theresa Hornstein, 86, of Tioga died peacefully on January 9, 2020 at the Tioga Medical Center Long Term Care.

Rose, the daughter of John and Cecilia (Schneider) Brossart, was born in her grandmother’s home in Rugby, ND on July 23, 1933, the youngest of 13 children. She grew up on a farm near Rugby during the Depression. She attended three elementary schools: a one-room rural school near her home, Notre Dame Academy (a Catholic boarding school in Willow City), and Little Flower Catholic School in Rugby. She graduated from Rugby High School in 1951.

She was united in marriage to Pius Hornstein on October 29, 1955 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby, where they made their home.

On July 1, 1961 Pius and Rose purchased the Tioga Tribune, where Pius was publisher-editor and Rose spent many dedicated hours of the week running the daily operations. In July of 1972, they purchased the Tioga Theatre. They owned the two businesses together until they sold the newspaper in 1995. Pius died June 1, 1999, and Rose and her daughter, Susan, continued to operate the theatre until February of 2000. Rose later sold the business to the Friends of the Tioga Theatre, a community group which still operates it today.

She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and Altar Society. Through the years she was also a member of the Tioga Hospital Auxiliary, a 62-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Tioga Golf & Country Club, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was an avid golfer and also bowled on a league for many years.

Rose was born into a very musical family. Many may be unaware that she could play the piano/organ beautifully by ear, a gift handed down by her mother and shared by many of her siblings. Though her talent started to diminish the last few weeks of her life, she was still able to somewhat hold onto that gift. Rose had lived in town for many years but referred to herself as a “tough farm girl”, never shying away from physical labor. She always reached out to new people in the community and the church, making sure they felt welcome and was there to support family and friends in times of need.

Rose is survived by her daughters Susan (Steven) Bratlien of Tioga and Sandra (Erven) Nielsen of Bismarck and son Douglas (Michele) Hornstein of Torrance, CA; two nephews that made their home with the Hornstein family, Stephen Hornstein of Minneapolis, MN, and Matthew (Karla) Hornstein of Fargo; nine grandchildren, Katie (Steven) Bratlien-Kirby, Abby Bratlien, Jennifer (Bryan) Carstensen, Andrew (Witney) Nielsen, Mitchell (Samantha) Nielsen, Paula Hornstein, Wyatt Hornstein, Cole Hornstein, and Amber (Codi) Guck; and nine great-grandchildren, Liam, Stellan, Oliver, Hendrixx, Clara, Elvera, Holden, Cadin, Cora, and soon-to-be-born Baby Girl Guck. She is also survived by one sister, Cecilia Maier, of Rugby, and one brother, Leo, of Monte Vista, Colorado, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, Benedict, Frank, Joseph, Paul, Ignatius, and infant Pius, and sisters Sister Mary Ann, Frances, and Agatha.

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Jeff Joyce (Jamestown, ND)
Jan 10, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She was a beautiful person and will be missed.
Ture & Andrea Peterson (Williston, ND)
Jan 10, 2020
Our condolences to you all. Maybe your fond memories sustain you in the weeks to come.
Sharon Haugen (Helena , MT)
Jan 11, 2020
It is with sadness that I heard of the death of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hornstein family today. Rose was such a gracious lady and a wonderful neighbor. She will be well remembered and missed.
Monica Haskin (Williston , ND)
Jan 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rose. Hold her memories close.
Roger and Patty Skarphol (Wildrose, ND)
Jan 12, 2020
We are so very sorry for your great loss. She will be remembered very fondly by a great number of people. Hugs and Prayers to you all.
Debbie and Dean DeMoe and family (ND)
Jan 12, 2020
Prayers of comfort to Rose's family during this time. Rose was such a beautiful, kind lady who always greeted you with s smile. She was strong in her faith, and we're blessed to have known Rose.
Virgil and Mary Jo Miller (Oro Valley, AZ)
Jan 13, 2020
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of Rose. It was always fun to run into Rose when we lived in Tioga. She was a kind lady with always a pleasant greeting. I know you will miss her very much but you have so many wonderful memories to look back upon. RIP Rose.

Virgil and Mary Jo
Dean Fredrickson (BOISE, ID)
Jan 13, 2020
Rose was such a sweet and kind lady. I spent many days of my childhood hanging out in her home on Dean Avenue with my best friend and Rose's son Doug. It was Rose that taught me his full name "Douglas John". I have such fond memories of those days and considered Rose a second mom to my own mother, also named Rose. My prayers and condolences go out to Susan, Sandy, Doug, Steve, and Matt and families. Heaven has gained another angel!!
Kathleen Key Imes & Drew Imes (Williston)
Jan 13, 2020
Rose was one of the first city leaders to welcome us when we opened our little law firm in Tioga in 1997. She was beautiful, inside and out. And she so graciously took in the Williston Hornstein boys!
She lived a life of service. May God bless her family.
Michael Westbrook (Tioga, ND)
Jan 13, 2020
She was my neighbor when I first moved to Tioga and one of the kindest and sweetest people I've ever known. She always gave me a hug when I'd see her in town and tell me all the latest news about her grandchildren. They meant the world to Miss Rose! I'm going to miss her as I know her family will!! God Bless and Keep you all during this time.
Kay B. (Tioga, ND)
Jan 13, 2020
Sending warm hugs and sincere sympathy to Rose's family....we got to be good friends when I worked at the P.O. she was a sweetheart with a beautiful smile!!
Cheryl and Bill Simpson (Ray)
Jan 14, 2020
Susan and family, so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Seems like yesterday she came into drug store and we had the greatest visit. Your mom ALWAYS was impeccabley dressed. Along with her beautiful clothes, she always had a big smile. RIP Rose. Hugs and prayers to all.
Del Becker (Elizabethtown, PA)
Jan 14, 2020
I was so very sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She and Pius were such an integral part of Tioga. Her legacy is the wonderful children she raised with Pius. We all share in your loss.
Amy Scheurer (Bismarck)
Jan 14, 2020
I'm very sory to hear of Rosie's passing. It was a joy to know her and her family. My prayers are with you during this time. God Bless.
Suzi Anderson (San Antonio, TX)
Jan 14, 2020
We have lost a wonderful lady, but I am imagining that beautiful smile meeting Jesus. I have so many memories of Rose, mostly of what a kind, thoughtful loving woman. She will be missed
Mark Grindy (Minot, ND)
Jan 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Rose’s family and friends. She was such a beautiful person in every way!
Nancy Connelly (Fargo, ND)
Jan 14, 2020
My condolences to all of Rose's family. I have many lovely memories spending time with Sandra growing up. Your mom always took time to say hello to the girls when we were in your neighborhood. I always thought that was special...but it was probably her way of letting us know that she was watching us! She was a sweet lady, always making everyone feel special. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories as you celebrate her life.
Eddie Valles (Cibolo, Texas)
Jan 15, 2020
Our prayers for healing and comfort.My sincere condolences to all as Rose epitomizes what Tioga is/was (personable) and friendly when we were there.
When arrived we in Tioga back in 2010, Rose was one the first person that I met. Always so kind, endearing, pleasant and down to earth. I miss our daily conversations at Food Pride. She is truly an angel. God Speed Rose!
Debora Dallas (AK, AZ)
Jan 15, 2020
Very sorry to hear of this precious lady from Dean Avenue passing away! Grace, love. & prayers for this final farewell for now!
Clayton Greer (Hardin, MT)
Jan 15, 2020
Many thoughts, prayers and hugs sent to all of Rose's family and friends.
Sandi Henricks (Denver, , Co.)
Jan 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word.
Craig Schmidt (Rocksprings, Wyoming )
Jan 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss!! May the soft and warm arms of Jesus wrap around your family during your time of mourning
Bev Mc Dougal (Dillon, MT)
Jan 16, 2020
I remember the day when Pius, Rose, Susan, and Sandra moved next door. Rose tolerated (and maybe enjoyed us) with grace. Remembering her kindness and joy. Susan Sandra, Doug, Steven, and Matt, I share in your sorrow, but also share the love Rose had as it comforts and sustains you. God bless and keep you.
Pattie Biwer (Tioga, ND)
Jan 16, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all of Rose's family. Rose was a special person. Always had a smile and was happy to see you and chat a bit.
Mark and Laurie Wrolson (Williston, North Dakota)
Jan 17, 2020
Rose was a very sweet and nice lady. I had some very great visits and laughs with Rose and Pius at the Tribune and Theater all the years I was their ups driver. They were an amazing and fun couple . Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Debbie Wilcox (Minot)
Jan 17, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Rose was always so friendly and helpful and was a wonderful friend to the Wilcox family. Many happy memories with Rose and Pius. My thoughts and prayers to her family. Hugs and love.
Mary (Williston, ND)
Jan 17, 2020
Rose was a very welcoming member of St. Thomas. When I began attending St. Thomas a number of years ago, Rose was the first person to say hello to me - took about two seconds. Always a friendly greeting and always a smile from Rose. She was certainly a shining example of "love your neighbor". I join the many who celebrate the life of this beautiful gal. May she rest in peace.
Tom and Denise Weyrauch (Ray, North Dakota)
Jan 17, 2020
Our sympathy to your family. She was a great person, as was your dad.
Scott Key (Fort Collins, CO)
Jan 19, 2020
Matt, Steve, Mike, And All The Family -

Sorry for your loss Keep the good memories close.
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