Mary Helen Rosonke

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Mary H. Rosonke, age 74, of New Hampton, Iowa died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.. Mary Helen Lynch was born on June 26, 1939 to John and Eleanor (Balk) Lynch in Lawler, Iowa. She attended country school and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1957. Mary was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton as a nurse’s aide. She was united in marriage to Glen Rosonke on December 30, 1958 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler. The couple made their home on their present day farm west of New Hampton. Mary worked as an aide at both New Hampton Care Centers from 1985 to her retirement in 2008. Mary enjoyed gardening, playing cards, working at the nursing homes, baking and spending time with her family. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Rosary Society. Mary is survived by her children Dale (Linda) Rosonke of New Hampton, Charles Rosonke of New Hampton, Judy Wedeking of Plainfield, Karen (Larry) Hrdlicka of Cresco, Paul Rosonke (Cheryl Anderson) of Alta Vista, and Dean Rosonke of New Hampton; 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; siblings Geraldine (Edward) Busta of Lawler, Jack (Pat) Lynch of Lawler, Gene (Jane) Lynch of Lawler, Donald (Irene) Lynch of New Hampton, Pat (Mary) Lynch of Clarksville, Bob (Darlys) Lynch of New Hampton, Steve Lynch of Lawler, Donna Hoehn of Lawler and Diane (Don) Huffman of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Eleanor Lynch, husband Glen, and son-in-law Rodney Wedeking

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary’s family. I visited Mary a couple of times recently, and even with her dementia, she seemed like such a gentle, kind person. May you all be blessed with the peace of our loving God and know that she is now in her eternal love-filled home in heaven with all who have gone before her.

  2. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked many years by Mary’s side at NHNRC, and she became a wonderful friend to me and my family. We made many memories all those years together and she will be dearly missed. Michelle Orthaus and family

  3. Dale and family; Extending my sympathy to you and your family at this time.. Her memories will always live within your heart. Take care of yourselves.

  4. Lynch family – sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Your family will be in our prayers.
    Russ & Angie Laures

  5. Mary was a sweet and kind person. She was a hard worker,always willing to help anyone. I so enjoyed having her at Linn-Haven. May she rest in peace in heaven in God’s loving arms. Bill and Linda Flick

  6. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May she rest in peace with our Lord. We hope that her memories give you comfort at this time. David and Jeanne Roder

  7. To the family of Mary and to all of the extended families, we are so sorry for your loss.
    All of you are in our thoughts and our prayers.
    Marge & Dave Mayo

  8. To the family of Mary Rosonke.You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of a mother, grandmother and wife,also a good dear friend.I enjoyed working with Mary care center.she will be greatly missed.You are in my prayers. Brenda Parks

  9. To the Rosonke and Lynch families-So sorry to hear about Mary. I visited with her not too long ago at the nursing home. Such a sweet person. I always noticed her perfect garden when we drove by the farm. We keep you all in our prayers. Duane & Pat Lynch

  10. Was so sorry to here of Mary’s passing she has a beautiful heart and will always be remembered as a special part of our lives your whole family is and will always be a part of us god bless you all . Lisa ,Jenny brandy Taylor,Jason ,Jade,Dakota Troyna

  11. God Bless Mary ,she truly deserves all the rewards heaven can give. May she rest in peace.

    Sharon Reicks and Bob Cox

  12. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prays go your way.

    Gene and Nancy Kuehn and family.

  13. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time

  14. May God be with you in this time of grief. Mary was such a kind and wonderful person. She was one of the hardest workers I have ever met. I really enjoyed working with her at the nursing home. May she rest in peace.

  15. Our sympathy to Mary’s family. We always enjoyed our visits to Glen and Mary’s farm. We should have visited more often! We are in Mission, TX now until April.
    Rich & Louise and Nick & Nancy Eltgroth The Minnesota cousins!

  16. To Mary’s family, I had the honor of working with Mary at NHNRC and she was truly an angel on earth. I always marveled at how much she gave of herself and how kind she was to everyone. your family has our deepest sympathy for your loss and our hearts and prayers go out to you as you face the days ahead. Harry and Mary King and family

  17. Our sympathy to Mary’s family. We often played together when we were children. We lived on a near by farm. We often swam and fished in the Turkey River. We also made great mud pies, decorated with lovely weeds. I haven’t seen Mary in a long time, but I know she took good care of my dad when he was in the nursing home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tom & Peggy (McGowan) Mennie.

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