Rose Sparrow, age 58, of Isanti passed away on September 5, 2008 at Grace Pointe Crossing, formerly Grandview Christian Home, in Cambridge. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis with Rev. Jack Baumgarn and Rev. John Maxfield officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 P.M. on Wednesday, September 10th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Rose Edith Sparrow was born March 3, 1950 in Minneapolis to Robert and Ruth (Carr)Foster. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Lutheran High School. Rose then attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a BA degree. On June 24, 1972 she married George S. Sparrow and they made their home in Stanford Township in rural Isanti. Rose was employed by Anoka, Wright and Isanti Counties in Social Services. She retired from social work and then she worked for East Central Veterinarians as a vet tech. Rose was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis where she also taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir and hand bell choir. She was a member of DAR and she was a dog trainer for TOTC. She did 4-H dog training in Anoka County. Rose was an animal lover and especially enjoyed her horses, dogs and cats.
Rose Sparrow passed away of cancer on September 5, 2008 at Grace Pointe Crossing, Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge at the age of 58 years, 6 months and 2 days.
Rose is survived by her husband, George of Isanti; parents, Robert and Ruth Foster of Minneapolis; one brother, Robert Foster, Jr. of Edina; two sisters, Renee Foster and husband Duane Laurila of Shorewood, Rise Foster-Bruder and husband John Bruder of Colorado Springs, Colorado; mother-in-law, Margaret Sparrow of Cambridge; and by many other relatives and friends.