Harold Rosonke

harold rosonke
Harold Rosonke, age 85, of New Hampton, IA died Saturday, April 21, 2012 surrounded by his family at his home. Harold Rosonke was born on March 6, 1927 to Bernard and Clara (Schwickerath) Rosonke in New Hampton, IA. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. Upon graduation, Harold enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He received his honorable discharge and returned to Iowa where he was employed at Rath of Waterloo, IA. On September 1, 1954 Harold was united in marriage to Myrtle Marvin at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Alta Vista. After their marriage the couple began farming in the New Hampton area. In 1958, Harold and Myrtle made their home on the family farm west of New Hampton where they’ve lived ever since. Harold was active with the farm until January 2012. Harold enjoyed farming, playing cards and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Family Parish ~ St. Mary’s Center, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Harold is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle Rosonke of New Hampton; his three sons, Michael (Lori) Rosonke, Patrick (Linda Stejskal) Rosonke, James (Donna) Rosonke all of New Hampton; his grandchildren, Brittnee (Clayton) Pierse, Dr. Brooke (Sunidh Jani) Rosonke, Ben (Chelsi) Rosonke, Baylee (Andrew Reicks) Rosonke, Jeremy Rosonke, Brian (Becky) Rosonke, Tina Rosonke, Melissa (Ben) Holt, Joshua (Sarah) Rosonke, Lucas Rosonke, Noelle Rosonke; his 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Brus of Alta Vista, Leona Herold of Cresco, Lorna Gorman of New Hampton; one brother, Jerry (Malee) Rosonke of Mansfield, SD and one sister-in-law, Mary Rosonke of New Hampton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter, Kaitlin Rosonke; two brothers, Donald and Glen Rosonke and one sister, Florence Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at New Hampton. Military honors will be provided by New Hampton American Legion Post #38 and New Hampton VFW Post # 5238. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a 5:30pm scriptural wake service on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Thursday. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton with Fr. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. Mrytle,
    I just seen online the loss of your husband, and want to extend my Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Its at times like this you are not alone, you have your family and friends standing by to help share your loss with you.So do know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Myrtle and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with
    you at this time. May Harold enjoy peace in his
    Heavenly home and cherish all of the memories close to your hearts. Merle & Karen

  3. Our prayers go out to the family. Haven’t seen Harold in a long time. But we do know Myrtle and his sister Mildred. Deepest Sympathy to all.

  4. I am the middle son of Leo and Mary Rosonke.
    Alvera and I give Our Deepest Smypathy to The Harold Rosonke Family

    Virgil Rosonke
    703 Pl. Dr.
    Manning Ia.
    Ph 712-655-3641

  5. Myrtle and family, we offer you our love and support at this sad loss of Harold. He was a wonderful person. We enjoyed his visits to the farm in West Union when we were younger. He is certainly enjoying the Risen Lord, and all our friends and relatives in heaven. May God bless you all with His Peace and Love. We can’t make it to the funeral, but will be there in spirit. Rita sends her thoughts and prayers from Indonesia.

  6. Myrtle and Harold’s family,
    Be assured of my special prayer for Harold and for all
    of you. I will have a Mass offered here at our Motherhouse in Indiana.

    Brother and sisters of Harold, Know that my prayer is with you at this difficult time. May Harold, along with
    Don and Glen know the fullness of peace and joy with
    God in Heaven.

  7. To the entire Rosonke clan – Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to all of you in th eloss of your Husband, Father, Grandpa and Great Grandpa! Harold was as solid and down to earth as they come. I always thought of him as a gentle giant. You’ve all been a part of our family for over 35 years and Harold will be greatly missed. Love you guys!

  8. God bless you Myrtle and family. Harold was a a good man whose faith and family were of great importance. I’ll see you Wednesday at the wake service.

  9. May Harold be enjoying his New Life, free os pain and suffering, Life with Jesus in Heaven and with his family and friends who are also in heaven.

    My sympathy to you, Myrtle, and to your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will write Harold’s name and your names in our book of Intercessions in our Chapel. We are all praying for you. I’m sorry that I will not get to the funeral.

    God bless you and give you peace and strength these tough days.

    Peace and blessings,
    Sister Mary Lou eltgroth
    Little Falls, MN

  10. Jim and Donna and families, We just learned of Harold’s passing and want you all to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and know that you are thoughts as you face the difficlut days ahead.

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