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Rose M. Poncelet

Rose Marie Poncelet, 78, of Park Rapids, MN passed away on Wed, August 18, 2021 at the Bemidji Sanford Health Center.

Rose M. Lish was born on August 10, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Bert and Mae (Abraham) Lish. She grew up and attended school in Akeley. She was united in marriage to Jerome Poncelet on October 1, 1960 in Akeley, MN. They were blessed with three children and until her children were all in school, she was a stay at home mom. Once they were in school, she worked as a waitress and later on as a cook in a couple of prominent restaurants in Walker, MN. In 1985 she graduated from DL Votech with a medical secretary degree. She worked for 3 years at the Park Rapids hospital before deciding this wasn’t the job for her. She then worked at the Holiday Station Store in Walker, MN for many years. Her husband Jerome passed away in 1993. She decided to move on to a new venture. She purchased and operated a bar/restaurant in Kindred, ND for 6 years. After this she decided to be closer to family , especially her granddaughters. She moved to Park Rapids and she went to work as a cashier at Walmart until her retirement. She is survived by her 3 children – Cindy (Brian) Smith of Woodbury, MN; Allen Poncelet of Akeley, MN; Greg Poncelet of Nevis, MN; her 2 granddaughters Alexis (Carter Rech) Poncelet of Nevis, MN; Lechia Poncelet of Nevis, MN; her brother – Pete (Judy) Lish of Wildwood, FL; her brother in law – Dan fay of Coon Rapids, MN; her close friend – Frank Moore of Park Rapids, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Joanne Fay.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday. Interment will be held at the Akeley City Cemetery. Friends may leave online condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN.

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