Rose A. Nibaur

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Rose A. Nibaur, age 48 of Elma, IA passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Lourdes, IA with Father Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Lourdes. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 7:30 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. Online condolences for Rose’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Rose Ann Nibaur was born January 25, 1968 to John and Eleanor (Wichman) Burke in New Hampton, IA. She attended and graduated from Crestwood High School. After graduating she attended NIACC in Mason City, IA where she earned her degree as an LPN. On June 11, 1988 Rose was united in marriage to Jeffrey Nibaur at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. The couple made their home on an acreage outside of Elma where they currently reside. To this union three children were born, Stephanie, Emily and Justin. Rose then began her ten year career at Sara Lee. Then proceeded to earn her RN Degree from NICC in Calmar. She worked 13 years as a nurse, working for St. Mary’s in Rochester, and Regional Health Services in Cresco. Rose enjoyed spending time with family and friends; especially attending her children’s events. Rose was also an avid walker. She will be remembered most by her heart of gold, her infectious smile and ability to laugh with others. Rose was able to light up any room with her sparkling eyes even in the toughest times. She was a member of the Rosary Society and taught religious education at Our Lady of Lourdes for a number of years. Rose is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Nibaur of Elma; her children, Stephanie (John) Brehm of Mt. Vernon, IA, Emily Nibaur of Marion, IA and Justin of Elma; her mother, Eleanor Burke of Elma; her mother and father-in-law, Francis and Peggy Nibaur of Elma; her siblings, Ann (Dennis) O’Brien of Elma, John Burke of Cresco, Edward (Sue) Burke of Elma, Joseph (Sandra) Burke of Lime Springs, Patrick (Renee) Burke of Elma, Gene Burke of Elma, Chuck (Wendy) Burke of New Hampton, Dennis Burke of Alta Vista, Rick Burke of Elma, Randy (Jenny) Burke of Elma and Kenny (Christine) Burke of Cresco; her in-laws; Lisa (Mike) Persels of Tiffin, IA, Greg (Colleen) Nibuar of Marion, IA, and John Baughman of Indianapolis, IN; numerous nieces nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, John T. Burke and her sister-in-law, Sara Baughman.

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  1. God bless you Rose! It was an honor working alongside you and getting to know you. You will be greatly missed by all those you touched in your life, but you will live on through your children and Jeff! My sympathy to you all. Patti Courtney

  2. I always loved the way Rose smiled. In all my memories I remember her smiling or laughing, she had such a great outlook and faith of life and people.

  3. I love you Rose and always will. You meant a lot to me and always gave words of encouragement. I will always miss your smile, drinking wine coolers with you, and sharing memories of growing up with Stephanie and Emily.

  4. My heart is breaking for your family! Rose was a kind woman with a wonderful laugh and an amazing smile! She was always a bright, friendly face that I enjoyed talking to! She raised some really great children, too! Deepest sympathy to all…. You are in my prayers!

  5. Our prayers are with all of the Nibaur families and Burke families for the loss of such a wonderful person. Ann and Pat Loftus

  6. Our sincere sympathy to the family. We worked with Rose at Sara Lee. She was such a soft-spoken, sweet young woman with a gentle smile always present! Rest in peace Rose.

  7. Rose may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to the Nibaur and Burke families. May you find comfort in the Lord.


  9. When I had my kids I named them hoping I picked the right name for them. I feel Rose’s mom picked the prefect name for her. A Rose is a beautiful flower and what flower doesn’t bring joy into your heart? I so enjoyed when you guys come in to eat and visit. Your mom always made me smile! She’s a precious flower who brought joy and sunshine wherever she was. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Will never forget Rose and her true kindness shown to Dad when she did in-home nurse care for him. She was so patient and considerate; always making the family feel at ease. Rest in peace, Rose, your journey here on earth is complete. God bless you and those who will always have you in their hearts with fond memories. Dave and Cindi (Lewis)Freidhof

  11. May the memories of Rose comfort her family. I remember her smile at Sara Lee. She was a great person. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  12. Rose allways knew u she allways say hi no matter if she was working or just at a family gathering she will be truely missed taken to eairly our prayyers and thoughts will be with all the family

  13. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:3
    We have so many fond memories of Rose. When our children were small, Rose was the kind, tender nurse who took us in at the Lime Springs Clinic. Bless you Rose and family. We are praying for you all!

  14. Dear Nibaur family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of Rose. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also at Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all the causes we have for suffering, including sickness & death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these Bible thoughts will likewise comfort your family also during this most difficult time in your lives.

  15. No words can express our heartfelt sympathy…we wrap you all with our love and prayers.
    God Bless you all during this most difficult time.
    Michelle (Ungs) and Ted VerSteeg and family

  16. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  17. I am so sadden to hear of the loss of a special and gifted woman. She had a big heart and a big smile for everyone. Prayers of peace to everyone. She will be missed by many.

  18. To Justin and the Nibaur family,
    I am so sorry for your incredible loss. I am thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you peace and comfort. – Jenny Butler

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