Rose Danburg

Rose Danburg, 93, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation with family present will begin at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 followed by a 7:00 p.m. wake service, all at the church.

Rose Marie was born October 2, 1921 in Orient, South Dakota to Gerhard and Josephine (Hemetsberger) Martinmaas. Rose attended grade school at St. Liborius in Polo and graduated from Fairview High School in Polo. She began her teaching career after one year of college at The Notre Dame Academy in Mitchell, SD. She taught in the rural area school, all the while attending night class workshops and summer school, graduating from Huron College in 1972 with her B.A. degree in education. She taught all grades for 14 years in rural schools and 23 years in the Miller School System, first teaching 5th grade and then 4th grade until her retirement in 1987. During those 37 years as a teacher, she touched the lives of 500 students and felt they touched her life even more. She left them with these words of wisdom, “Yesterday is Experience; Tomorrow is Hope; and Today is getting from one to the other as best I can.”

While teaching in the rural schools, she met and married Raymond Danburg on June 20, 1944. Rose and Ray were the parents of five children: Jerry, Larry, Marilyn, Dan, and Roxanne. Rose was very active following her children’s activities; she was an avid bowler; sang with the Drifters and Dreamers; enjoyed playing bingo; gardening, playing horseshoes and of course watching sports. Rose was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and attending Mass was a very important part of her life.

Rose joined the angelic choir in Heaven on February 25, 2015 after a brief illness.

Blessed to have shared in her life are her three sons: Jerry (Barb) of Pueblo West, CO, Larry (Dee) of Miller, Dan (Kelli) of Aberdeen; 26 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one sister, Betty (Forrest) Dalton of Pierre; three sister-in-laws, Lenore Ufen, Deloris (LeRoy) Danburg, and Derla (David) Simons, all of Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; two daughters: Roxanne and Marilyn; three brothers: Tony Martinmaas, Joseph Danter, and Herman Martinmaas; four sisters: Francis Schlichte, Mary Pawlovich, Josephine Pawlovich, and Ann Treinen; and a granddaughter, Kelly (Danburg) Hess.

Rose was blessed with the love of her family and her good health for 93 years, she was always ready for an adventure whether it was going somewhere, being with her friends, playing a game of cards, or watching a sports event. But her greatest joy of all was, loving and spending time with her family.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Rose’s arrangements.


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