Funeral Mass for Rose Mary Gartner Roll Ell will be 10:30 a.m., CT, Friday, March 26, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glen Ullin with Father Jeff Zwack celebrating. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation for Rose Mary will be from 5:00 -6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the church with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m.
Rose Mary Gartner Roll Ell, 88, peacefully passed away in Carrollton (Dallas), TX on February 12, 2021.
She was born on the family farm south of Glen Ullin, North Dakota on March 9, 1932, to Daniel and Katharina (Heidt) Gartner. She married William J. “Bill” Roll in 1953. Divorcing in 1960, she raised her four children and worked hard all her life; sometimes working 2 or 3 jobs. In 1975, she married the love of her life, Nick Ell of Killdeer, ND, and took care of his mother and farmed 800+ acres. She and Nick moved to Arizona, then to Siloam Springs, AR to retire. Nick died in 1991 and then she moved to Texas in 2008. Rose Mary enjoyed square dancing, cards, knitting, crocheting, traveling in her motor home, and genealogy. For a number of years, she was President of her Siloam Springs, AR square dancing club. Rose Mary had her first birthday party at age 70 with all her siblings and children attending. She took cruises in Alaska, Panama, and Hawaii and made a pilgrimage trip to Italy and then to Germany, where she visited the towns of her German-Russian forefathers. Rose Mary spoke fluent German. She was a devoted Catholic who worked hard, was a caring person, and was blessed with good friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; late husband; and sister, Viola (late Dan) Hardin.
She leaves behind 3 sisters and a brother, Ida (late Alvin) Kottenbrock, Mandan, ND, Marlene (late Gene) Tschosik, Fargo, ND, Esther (Duane) Grasma Burman, Sioux Falls, SD, and Willie (Hilda) Gartner, West Fargo, ND; children, Will Roll, Hurst, TX, Mitchell and fiancé Dr. Ildiko Edenhoffer, Lewisville, TX, Lill and LaVoe Fetch Davis, Lamar, MO, and Kathy (late David) Marthe, Hurst, TX; four grandchildren, Wes Fetch, Christina Slatterly, Preston Roll, and McKayla Hernandez-Roll; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Oliver Slatterly.