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Rose Jahner

November 9, 1933 — February 4, 2023

Missoula

Rose Teresa (Steiner) Jahner passed away peacefully into the kingdom of heaven on February 4, 2023. She was blessed to spend her last days under the gentle care of her daughter and son-in-law at their home in Lolo, MT.
Rose lived 89 years packed with lots of hard work, various hobbies, travels, fun experiences and much love for her family and friends.
She was born to John and Barbara Steiner on November 9, 1933 in  Mott, North Dakota on a farm, the second of four children. She learned the value of hard work at an early age when the Great Depression brought hard times to her family.
 Rose loved to dance. In fact, it was at a dance where she met her brother’s friend, Mike. They were soon married. It was on their honeymoon that they passed through Missoula,
Montana and instantly fell in love with the city nestled in the mountains.  They were captivated by the mountains and knew this was the perfect place to raise their family.  They moved to
Missoula shortly thereafter. They bought their first home in East Missoula.  In short succession,
four children were born, Valerie, James, Melody and Brian. Their next home was on Wyoming Street where they spent the next 30 plus years growing children, crops and dairy cows.  Rose treasured the huge patch of rhubarb that came from the original plant on her family farm in North Dakota. This plant continues to thrive to date and is over 100 years old; providing many starts for family and friends.  In later years, they transformed the farm into rental spaces for mobile homes which became M&R Court.
  After the children were old enough to not require all her attention, she went to work outside the home at various places.  Rose was proud to serve many a cup of coffee at the 4b’s, The Florence Hotel, and The Heidelhaus. Her strong work ethic was evident during her time at Intermountain Lumber and when she took a job putting up steel siding on homes. Providing in-home daycare was a special joy for her; she loved the children as her own and kept in contact with many of them through the years.  Much to the delight of her grandchildren, Rose ended her career making donuts in the early morning hours at the Sugar Shack.
  Over the years Rose developed many skills and hobbies, some out of necessity and others for the fun of it. With her farm background she had a green thumb and could grow most anything on a small plot of land.  She canned enough fruits and vegetables to feed the family through the winter, making trips for groceries a rare occurrence.  She could make jams and jellies out of just about anything (including tomatoes, much to the chagrin of her children). She sewed many of their clothes and more than once used old clothes to make quilts.  She became proficient at knitting and crochet and was known for her afghans and beer can hats. Later in life it became obvious Rose could do just about anything except turn down a trip to the Dairy Queen. She
loved camping, campfires and hosting family reunions.  Rose was ready for a game of pinochle any time.
She and Mike loved to travel with their motor home for as long as they were able. They took off each November to head south for fun in the sun, chasing square dances, polka fests, and horse shoe tournaments. One of the highlights of their travels was a trip to the Holy Land in Israel and Fatima in Portugal.
With the death of Mike in 2005 their marriage of over 50 years came to end. She moved to Union Square Complex in Missoula where she enjoyed getting together with “the girls” for coffee, treats and camaraderie. She carried on until her health began to fail and she moved to Grizzly Peak Assisted Living Community. Her last years were especially hard as she gradually lost mobility. Rose moved forward without complaint and with admirable courage, smiling until her last moments.
Rose is survived by her son; Jim (Tami) Jahner of Kalispell, daughter; Melody (Tim) Maxwell of Lolo, son; Brian (Karen) Jahner of Missoula, son-in-law; Father Charles Huck of Detroit Lakes; 12 grandchildren; Kevin Huck, Jacqueline Huck, Philip (Vicki) Huck, Melissa Myers, Nicholas (Tiffany) Huck, Luke (Beth) Huck, Bryce (Stephanie) Jahner, Brock (Mollie) Jahner, Breckan (Erik) Holst , Danielle (Matt) Wiles, Chelsee (Bobby) Baker, Nicholas Jahner and 20 great-grandchildren as well as spouses of her siblings, Arlene Steiner, Eva Steiner and Hugh Neideffer
 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Mike; daughter, Valerie Huck; brothers, Tony Steiner, Lawrence Steiner; sister, Marie Neideffer; grandson, Troy Huck; great-granddaughter, Averie Rose Jahner

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Francis Xavier Church

420 E Pine St, Missoula, MT 59802

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Mass

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Francis Xavier Church

420 E Pine St, Missoula, MT 59802

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Burial

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Memorial Gardens

7405 Mullan Rd, Missoula, MT 59808

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Reception

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Cemetery Funeral Home and Crematory

7405 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808

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