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Rosalie Rae Rose

February 22, 1940 April 2, 2019
Rosalie Rae Rose
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Obituary for Rosalie Rae Rose

Rosalie Rae Rose, 79, long-time Iowa City resident, died peacefully on April 2, 2019 at the Bird House Hospice in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, April 11 at Lensing Funeral Service, located at 605 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City.

Rosalie was born on February 22nd, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Alva and Arlene Orman. She earned her BSN nursing degree from The University of Iowa in 1973 and remained an avid Hawkeye fan. Rosalie had a successful career at the Visiting Nurses Association of Johnson County. She quickly rose from staff nurse to patient service manager, and ultimately to the executive director from 1985-2002. Rosalie was an active member of many community organizations including the HACAP Board, American Cancer Society, Iowa City Hospice Board, and the United Way Board of Directors.

A devoted mother and daughter, she loved life through the simplest pleasures, spending time with family and friends, dining out, shopping, reading, providing treats to neighbors, and playing games. Rosalie was a wonderful woman who will always be loved, cherished and greatly missed by family and friends.

Rosalie is survived by her three children, Christine Schaefer (Ted) of Evergreen, Colorado, Leslie Payden (Jeff) of Marion, Iowa, and Michael Rose (Jennifer) of North Liberty, Iowa; former husband and friend, Dennis Rose; and longtime friend Judy Anderlik. Rosalie was extremely proud of her six grandchildren Alicia (Estevez), Amanda, Addison, Grace, Kaitlyn and Nicholas. Rosalie was happy to meet her first great-grandchild Emilia before her passing.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Arlene Orman, and two infant granddaughters, Emily and Nicole Rose.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Bird House Hospice Home or Iowa City Hospice.

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11:00 AM 4/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County

8 Lime Kiln Lane
P.O. Box 3338
Iowa City, IA 52246-8629

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