Rosemarie Youngquist, 92, of Wahpeton, North Dakota died April 24, 2023, at St. Catherine’s Living Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rosemarie Salness was born May 20, 1930, to Haakon and Louise (Franzee) Salness at Fergus Falls, MN. She grew up in Fergus Falls attending Fergus Falls Public School where she graduated from high school in 1948. From 1948-1951, she was employed at the Fergus Falls Montgomery Ward store, and then transferring to the Wahpeton store. She married Herbert John Youngquist on June 11, 1951, at St. John’s Church, Wahpeton. She resided in Wahpeton with her husband where they raised three children. She was employed at Montgomery Ward until 1963. She later became employed at the 3M plant in Wahpeton where she worked until she retired in July 1988. During her retirement, she has volunteered numerous hours at the Chahinkapa Zoo Carousel. She also served as a long-time volunteer at both St. Francis Hospital and the Richland-Wilkin Food Pantry. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, St. John’s Circle and the St. Francis Auxillary.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Youngquist. a son, David (Gloria), Balsam Grove, NC; two daughters, Nancy Diederich, Wahpeton; Connie Vagts, Wahpeton; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Haakon and Louise; three brothers, Robert, Clayton, and James and a sister, Eunice Liedel; son-in-law, Dan Diederich.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home