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Lauren C. Van Rosendale
October 28, 1936 - March 25, 2023

Place of Birth: Miller, South Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 86

Lauren Van Rosendale, 86 of Tioga, ND, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Tioga Medical Care Center in Tioga, ND.

Lauren was born to Florence Downing and Charles Van Rosendale in Miller, SD.

Lauren was raised in Miller, SD and attended schools in Miller. He graduated school in 1954 and then joined the United States Navy in 1954 and was Honorably Discharged in 1957 in San Diego, California.

He met Linda S. Ewing married at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa in February, 1959. They had 3 children Lyle, Laurene, and Lori. Linda and Lauren raised their 3 children between Indiana and South Dakota. They later were divorced.

He worked as an inspector for the State of South Dakota Department of Transportation. He coached boxing in Hand County, South Dakota for upwards of 10 years.

Lauren was known for being a great pool player, pinochle and a serious competitor of playing cribbage. He wouldn’t go easy on opponents you had to earn the win. He was the owner of the Skol Bar for many years. He would bring a lot of people into his life as customers that would also become friends. Lauren was very involved with the community and enjoyed driving the veterans bus.

Lauren is survived by his children, Lyle (Tammy) Van Rosendale, Laurene (Steve) Long and Lori (Jeff) Woods; brother; Donald (Beverly) Van Rosendale; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded by his parents; half-sister, Lotus Summer; and great-grandson, Austin Lee Byrer.

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Jim Bohlman (Rugby, ND)
Mar 28, 2023
Sorry for your loss of your father. Loren played lots cards and pool over the years in Tioga.
Jim and Carol Bohlman
karen ( wood) peters. (williston, N.D.)
Mar 29, 2023
Lauren was a close friend of our family, till one by one each have parted this world and so we have lost touch of your dads where abouts. So sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to all his family.
Tim and Sue Thoreson (Parshall, ND)
Apr 1, 2023
We considered Lauren a dear friend. We looked forward to his calls and visits in Williston.
Due to terrible head colds, we did not make the service today, but he was in our thoughts!
Craig Broe (Williston , ND)
Apr 4, 2023
I was on the Budweiser truck in the 90s and used to call on him. I always got a kick out of him especially after I walked into the Skol one morning and it had been broken into so I went across the street to the restaurant and asked him if he had been in the bar yet and he said no why? I said I have! He jumped up so fast! He said how did you get in??? I’ll never forget that! What a great guy, a genuine nice man! He’ll be missed by many!
Kathy Holte (Voltaire, ND)
Dec 2, 2023
I am so sorry to hear that Lauren passed away. After my retirement I didn't keep in contact with him as I should have, but I always sent a birthday and Christmas card.
Lauren was a wonderful friend to all the Veterans who rode the Stanley DAV van to the Fargo VA Hospital for their appointments. He was honored a few times for all the volunteer hours he put in and he was proud of that.
On a personal note, we talked about the DAV van schedule once or twice a month and it was fun bantering back and forth.
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