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September 30, 1932 – March 9, 2021

Rosalie “Rose” Salonek Poirier Henning, age 88, formerly of Waverly and Buffalo passed away on Tuesday evening, March 9, 2021.

She was born in rural Montrose on September 30, 1932 the daughter of Philip and Gertrude (Ceryes) Salonek.  Rose was the oldest of seven children.

She was married to Arthur Poirier from April 18, 1950 until April 13, 1977.   They lived on a farm in Waverly and had nine children.

Rose was married to Marvin Henning January 19, 1979 until his death on September 7, 2007.  While married to Marvin, they moved from the farm to Buffalo.

She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Rose loved working in her flower garden, baking and making quilts for her grandchildren.  She embroidered the Lord’s Prayer for each of her children.   Rose liked sharing that in a twelve month time frame she had a new grandchild, two great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild.  How many people get to experience that! She always looked forward to spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two brothers and a sister, two sisters-in-law, her daughter: Catherine M. Poirier, daughter-in-law Jenie, son-in-law Charles and granddaughter Nichole.

Survived by her loving children: Carol Dietel (Gary) of Glencoe, Gary Poirier of Waverly, Clayton Poirier (Cathy) of Buffalo, Donald Poirier (Trang) of St. Paul, Stephen Poirier of Buffalo, Donna Dietel (Nick) of Winsted, Dennis Poirier of Buffalo, Charles Poirier (Barb) of Coon Rapids, Linda Henning of Sartell, Leslie Simon (Russell) of Maple Plain, Laura Koecheler of Winsted and Lisa Henning (Mike Delaittre) of Wells; siblings: Dick Salonek of Montrose, Betty Farrell (Jan) of Waverly, and Pattie Meier (Richard); a brother-in-law: Arlynn Cardinal of Montrose; thirty one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren and nine great-great-granchildren; many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosalie “Rose” Salonek Poirier Henning will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 12th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

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  1. Vicki

    Rest in peace. It was an honor to serve you. God’s peace and blessings to your family


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