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Clarence M. Rosemore
1900-1982
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Clarence Martin Rosemore, 81, died Tuesday, June 15, 1982 at Hand County Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 21, 1900 at Alcester, the son of August W. and Elizabeth Heimann Rosemore.  As a young child he moved with his family to Pingree, North Dakota where was later educated.

His mother died in 1912 in a house fire, and his father later married Irene Dierkson in 1917.

As a young man he was employed as a farm laborer.

He married Martha Stonefield at DeSmet on April 15, 1931.  They moved to Miller in January 1933 where he was employed for 25 years by Chicago-Northwestern Railroad, retiring in December, 1970.

In the summers he worked as the city park groundskeeper for the City of Miller until 1977 when ill health forced his retirement.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Orville L. "Bud", Eureka, Nevada, Larry F., Hawthorne, Nevada, August W. "Gus", St. Lawrence, Vincent C., Miller and Loren F., Gabbs, Nevada;  two daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Loretta P.) Diede, Hastings, Minnesota and Mrs. Marlin (Leila E.) Jerpseth, Burnsville, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren;  4 great-grandchildren;  one half-brother, Francis "Bud" Rosemore, Sioux Falls;  two sisters, Lila Sonichson, Ireton, Iowa and Mayme Swanson, Hawarden, Iowa and several
nieces and hephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Luella Olson;  one brother, Harvey Rosemore;  one step-brother, Herman Dierkson and two step-sisters, Carrie Turner and Marie Dvorak Costello.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 18, at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with the Rev. Donald Greenough officiating.  Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller.

Pallbearers were Merle Dirkson, Dave Blachford, Morris Droppers, Randy Hedge, Don Holley and Craig Wharton.