Rose earned a business degree from NICC and began her career as an Office Manager working for Makee Manor in Waukon. After losing county and state funding, Makee Manor was forced to close, requiring Rose to look for another job and that’s when she joined Aase Haugen. For more than 8 years we have benefited from her leadership and organization.

“There’s a bunch of good co-workers here and we’re all on the same team and mindful of helping each other out,” she says. “Last year threw us out of our routine but we survived as a working family, even when the chaos of government regulation and loss had us struggling.” Rose encourages youth to get an education in healthcare. “There’s a high need for health care workers in every state and every city,” she says.

“Youth today who get a degree in healthcare, whether it be business or clinical, can earn a good income and be able to serve the community in a wonderful profession.”

She grew up north of Decorah on a farm that is now Luna Valley Farms. “We often wonder what dad would think of the family farm turned into a pizza ranch,” she says with a smile. Rose is married to Kenny and they have and a daughter in-law, Stephanie, and two grandchildren, Taylor (8) and Chase(13).

“We enjoy spending our free time taking in all the activities our grandchildren are doing,” says Rose. In addition to family activities, she does the accounting for Viking Pest Control (her husband’s business), they enjoy being outdoors, gardening and participating in Allamakee Antique Club classic car cruises.

Rose believes the new building for Aase Haugen will make life more enjoyable for the residents and will make work more efficient for staff. “Our board of directors is wonderful,” she says. “I’m impressed in how they lead us toward our goal to have a new building and how they consistently demonstrate appreciation and support our hard-working staff.”

Thank you for your dedication, Rose, we’re proud you’re part of the Aase family!

– Rose Beardmore, Business Office Manager at Aase Haugen