Terry 'Hammer' Rosenow, age 66, entered into his new life from his home in Osakis, MN with the love of his family surrounding him on Sun., Dec. 30, 2018.
Terry Harold Rosenow was born on January 21, 1952 in Alex., MN. He was the only son born to Harold and Alice (Fritzlar) Rosenow and was welcomed home by his sister, Bev. He grew up on a farm southwest of Osakis and attended Osakis Public School, graduating with the Class of 1970. Terry was a natural athlete and enjoyed participating in sports, especially many rounds of golf and playing with the Orange Tigers softball team. As a young man, Terry started working on building projects with his father who owned and operated Rosenow Construction. Terry quickly learned the trade and like his father, became a meticulous craftsman. Rosenow Construction had a reputation for fine work and were never short of building jobs. Terry took over the business once his father retired and ran it successfully for over 40 years. On July 4, 1981 Terry married Linda Koep and was a proud Dad of their two daughters, Tara and Lindsay. Throughout the years, Terry completed many area buildings and structures, such as the Osakis VFW, Creamery Feed Shed, plus his own rural home and shed. He retired from construction in 2010.
Terry loved to fish, both in the summer and ice fishing in the custom fish house he had built. As well, he enjoyed playing cards, bowling and deer hunting. Terry loved his family, especially cheering for his girls as they participated in school sports. Watching the MN Lynx, Twins, and Timberwolves was nice, but watching his grandkids grow is what really brought him happiness. His legacy of love will live on through them. He will be dearly missed by his family, relatives, and many friends.
Terry is survived by wife, Linda Rosenow, Osakis; his daughters, Tara (David) Hetland, Osakis and Lindsay (Chris) Christensen, Alexandria; 4 grandchildren, Dylan, Tate, and Tyson Hetland, Ivy Christensen; sister, Bev Olson, New London. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 at 11am at Osakis Lutheran Church with Chad Schwanke as celebrant. Interment is at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson, MN.
Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN www.royhetland.com