Rose Theresa Hornstein

July 23, 1933-Jan. 9, 2020

Rose Theresa Horn-

stein, 86, of Tioga died

peacefully on January 9,

2020 at the Tioga Medical

Center Long Term Care.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be Saturday, Janu-

ary 18, 10:30 a.m., at St.

Thomas Catholic Church

in Tioga. Visitation will

be from 2:30-5:00 p.m. on

Friday, January 17, at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home of Tioga, with a

Rosary/Prayer Service at

St. Thomas Catholic

Church at 7 p.m.

Rose, the daughter of

John and Cecilia

(Schneider) Brossart, was

born in her grandmother’s

home in Rugby, ND on

July 23, 1933, the young-

est of 13 children. She

grew up on a farm near

Rugby during the Depres-

sion. She attended three

elementary schools: a

one-room rural school

near her home, Notre

Dame Academy (a Cathol-

ic boarding school in Wil-

low City), and Little

Flower Catholic School in

Rugby. She graduated

from Rugby High School

in 1951.

She was united in mar-

riage to Pius Hornstein on

October 29, 1955 at Little

Flower Catholic Church

in Rugby, where they

made their home.

On July 1, 1961 Pius

and Rose purchased the

Tioga Tribune, where Pius

was publisher-editor and

Rose spent many dedicat-

ed hours of the week run-

ning the daily operations.

In July of 1972, they pur-

chased the Tioga Theatre.

They owned the two

businesses together until

they sold the newspaper

in 1995. Pius died June 1,

1999, and Rose and her

daughter, Susan, contin-

ued to operate the theatre

until February of 2000.

Rose later sold the busi-

ness to the Friends of the

Tioga Theatre, a commun-ity group which still

operates it today.

She was a member of

St. Thomas Catholic

Church and Altar Society.

Through the years she

was also a member of the

Tioga Hospital Auxiliary,

a 62-year member of the

American Legion Auxili-

ary, the Tioga Golf &

Country Club, and Beta

Sigma Phi Sorority. She

was an avid golfer and

also bowled on a league

for many years.

Rose was born into a

very musical family.

Many may be unaware

that she could play the

piano/organ beautifully by

ear, a gift handed down

by her mother and shared

by many of her siblings.

Though her talent started

to diminish the last few

weeks of her life, she was

still able to somewhat

hold onto that gift. Rose

had lived in town for

many years but referred to

herself as a “tough farm

girl,” never shying away

from physical labor. She

always reached out to

new people in the com-

munity and the church,

making sure they felt wel-

come and was there to

support family and

friends in times of need.

Rose is survived by: her

daughters, Susan (Steven)

Bratlien of Tioga and San-

dra (Erven) Nielsen of

Bismarck, and son Doug-

las (Michele) Hornstein of

Torrance, CA; two

nephews that made their

home with the Hornstein

family, Stephen Hornstein

of Minneapolis, MN, and

Matthew (Karla) Horn-

stein of Fargo; nine

grandchildren, Katie

(Steven) Bratlien-Kirby,

Abby Bratlien, Jennifer

(Bryan) Carstensen, An-

drew (Witney) Nielsen,

Mitchell (Samantha) Niel-

sen, Paula Hornstein,

Wyatt Hornstein, Cole

Hornstein, and Amber

(Codi) Guck; and nine


Liam, Stellan, Oliver,

Hendrixx, Clara, Elvera,

Holden, Cadin, Cora, and

soon-to-be-born Baby Girl

Guck. She is also survived

by one sister, Cecilia

Maier, of Rugby, and one

brother, Leo, of Monte

Vista, Colorado, along

with several nieces and


She was preceded in

death by: her parents,

brothers John, Benedict,

Frank, Joseph, Paul, Igna-

tius, and infant Pius, and

sisters Sister Mary Ann,

Frances, and Agatha.