Celebrating the life of Stella Ann Rosauer
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A Private Family Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Msgr. Mark Duchaine will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery of Danbury, Iowa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are mandatory and social distancing rules apply during all services. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Stella Ann Rosauer, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Zemanek) Hughes, was born on August 6, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa. She grew up in Dubuque and graduated high school with the class of 1947. Stella went on to further her education at Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, where she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1950.
On October 2, 1951, Stella married the love of her life Norbert A. Rosauer. The couple settled down on a farm north of Danbury, Iowa and in 1964 relocated to a farm southeast of Anthon, Iowa. The Lord blessed Stella and Norbert with eight children: Joseph, Susan, Jon, Andy, Jane, Diane, Paul, and Beth. The couple retired to town in Anthon in 1980.
Stella was a devout member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. She treasured her family and continued to check up on them daily. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching Jeopardy, and is remembered fondly for her excellent cooking and advice.
Survivors include her children: Susan Renz (Raymond Steinbacher) of Rapid City, SD, Jon (Cathie) Rosauer of Danbury, IA, Andy (Carrie) Rosauer of Anthon, IA, Jane (Ed) Ortner of Danbury, IA, Diane (Jerry) Vogt of Worthington, MN, Paul Rosauer (Lisa Bogh) of Anthon, IA and Beth (Mike) Brinkerhoff of Yankton, SD; daughter-in-law Debbie Rosauer of Sioux City, IA; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; extended family and friends.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Clara Hughes; husband Norbert Rosauer (2008); son Joseph Rosauer (1986); infant twins; brothers Wilfred “Mickey” Hughes and James Hughes; and sisters Louise Ledman and Rita Schiltz.