Rose Cross, age 87, of Isanti died April 24, 2023 at Prairie Senior Cottages. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 28th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Rose Mary Cross was born August 30, 1935 in Borup, Minnesota to James and Eva (Arends) Delaney. She was raised in Borup and graduated from Mount St. Benedict in Crookston, Minnesota. Rose married Fred Cross on February 5, 1955 in Ada, Minnesota. In 1961 they moved to Isanti where they raised their family. Rose was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished her extended family and was a dear friend to many in her church and community. Rose was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She worked many years as a manager in Central Supply at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Rose enjoyed gardening, reading, quilting, and serving others. She volunteered for American Red Cross blood drives, as a DNR Fire Warden, and with 4-H and other community groups.
She is survived by her children, Daniel (Victoria), Yvonne (Randy) Jones, Doug (Julie), Karen (Dan) McClellan, Eileen (Dave) Howe, Theresa (Dan) Gable, Steve, and Roberta (Jamie) Rodriguez; 15 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, Isaac, Rebecca, Kristopher, Andrew, Brianne, Scott, Spencer, Devin, Adam, Jared, Michael, James and Nicole; 12 great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Penelope, Jemma, Rosemary, Adan, Audri, Ethan, Malachi, Isla, Brayden, Axzel and Klifton; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Delaney; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; brothers, Robert, Richard and Gerald Delaney; and sister, Patricia Archer.