Charlotte “Char” Rostad, 91, of Rapid City, died Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Char was born on July 29, 1927 in White Bear Lake, MN to Joseph and Martha (Walta) Petrak. She grew up on the family farm near White Bear Lake in the house her grandfather built on the farm. After the farm was sold, the house was moved into town. She graduated from White Bear High School.

She married Douglas Rostad on April 22, 1950 in Lake Vadnais, MN. They moved to Rapid City in 1956 where Doug began his career at Westside Hardware in Baken Park.

Char began working at C. P. Claire Electronic as an inspector supervisor, moved onto the accounting department at Rushmore Mutual, retiring after many years. During her retirement, she worked part time at the Westside Family Thrift as a “sample lady” for 15 years. Known as “The mentor to all of the store managers”.

After Doug passed away in 2007, Char moved into the Holiday Hills Retirement Community.

Char is survived by her children; Curt (Jodie) Rostad, Fountain Hills, AZ, Craig (Laurie Dean) Rostad, Florence, KY and Gail (Ed McGee) Biers, Keystone, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug and two sisters; Ellen Pearson and Lydia Pavek.

A memorial will be established to the Rainbow Bible Camp.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:00pm, preceded by a visitation beginning at 11:00am at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

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