Rosemary Belden

July 17, 1941 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 80)


Funeral services for Rosemary Belden, 80, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 18th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Groton.  Pastor Kari Foss will officiate.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. 

Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to services.

Rosemary passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Avantara Groton.

Rosemary Gladys was born on July 17, 1941 to George and Rosemary (Hardesty) Beck.  She was the second of four girls.  The family moved to California when Rosemary was a young girl, and she grew up there.  Rosemary later returned to South Dakota and began working for Kmart in Aberdeen before the store’s opening.  On August 23, 1975, she was united in marriage with Thomas Belden.  They made their home in Groton, living in the same house from 1977 to 1992.  That spring, they moved to the farm.  Throughout the years, Rosemary did sewing work for others and had ceramics in her basement. She continued her ceramics business at the farm, and opened Rose Creations in Groton in the early 2000s.  She retired in 2008.

Rosemary was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed attending craft shows and all types of handiwork.  She made many quilts over the years, embroidered hand towels and did needlepoint.  Rosemary liked to watch the deer and pheasants, among other wildlife in their farmyard.  She also treasured time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Celebrating her life is her husband, Tom of Groton, six daughters, one sister, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, her son and two sisters.

Casketbearers will be Bob Osterman, Jason Osterman, Will Nordine, Richard Hoops, Greg Belden and Cal Belden.

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