John A. Rosenquist, 72, of Libby, died on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1933, at Deer River, Minn., to Swede and Frances Rosenquist and came to
Libby as a child.
John attended Libby schools and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He was stationed in Germany for
the better part of his tour of duty.
John married Carol Nelson on March 1, 1958, and they have lived at Libby throughout their 47 years of
John worked for the J. Neils Lumber Company, St. Regis and Champion in various capacities, including
end loader operator, brakeman and locomotive operator. Health problems forced his retirement in 1985.
John belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Eagles,
Cabinet View Country Club and the American Bowling Congress.
His children and grandchildren were the sunshine and spice of John's life. He was a devoted husband
and an honest and loyal friend. A student of life, John worked to improve everything that he touched,
whether it was golfing, fishing, woodworking, bowling or finding the best route to visit family. He had
incredible patience and persistence.
John was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Carol, Libby; sons John Jr, Libby, and Randy (Robin), Spokane; daughters
Teri and her husband Mike Nielsen, Kalispell, and Kathi Bales, Libby; grandchildren Candice, Chris and
Spencer in Kalispell; Kelli and Jared in Spokane and Laura and Alyssa, Libby and great-grandchildren
Kaileigh, Samuel, Emma and Skyler, Kalispell.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church followed by lunch at the
church after the graveside service.
Arrangements are under direction of the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
The family suggests donations in John's name to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave.,
Dallas, Texas 75231-4596, the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, or Libby