Rose May Offley Shilts Sundberg dies at 92

Rose May Offley Shilts Sundberg, 92, passed away on Jan. 4, 2022, in Wrangell.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Rose was born in Vargas, Minnesota, on May 31, 1929. She moved to Wrangell in May 1962 with her husband Earl Shilts and their five children and never regretted the move. "Rose loved Alaska and seemed to fit right in," her family wrote.

Rose worked for several years at Wrangell Seafoods and at the Wrangell General Hospital. She was a member of the Emblem Club and Red Hat Society. "She was loved by all and sadly missed. Even though she's gone, she lives on in our hearts and memories."

Rose is survived by her younger sister Betty, her children Darlene Berglof, David Shilts, Patty MacDonald, Mike Shilts and Brian Shilts. She is also survived by a large number of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. "Not to forget her extended family and friends," her family wrote.

"She is preceded to heaven by her mother and father Arthur and Bessie Offley," eight siblings, husbands Clarence Earl Shilts and Harry Sundberg, and her granddaughter Renee MacDonald.


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