Rosalie “Rose” Salonek Poirier Henning, age 88, formerly of Waverly and Buffalo, passed away 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.
She is 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; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-granchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Salonek Poirier Henning took place Saturday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
A visitation took place Friday, March 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.
Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.