Rose Marie Sullivan-Wubbens

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Rose Marie (Sullivan) Wubbens, age 87 of Manchester, IA, formerly of Elma passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Rose Marie (Sullivan) Wubbens was born April 11, 1927 in Elma, Iowa the youngest of 10 children born to Charles & Margaret (Maggie) Jacoby Sullivan. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1945 and shortly after moved to Cedar Rapids to work at Collins Radio as a receptionist/secretary. She met Eddie Wubbens, became engaged on Nov 23, 1947 and was married on the family wedding date, which was June 12, 1948. They lived in Cedar Rapids until 1976. The couple enjoyed square dancing, golf, cards and travel. Rose Marie was the entire staff of Wubbens Electric back in 1960, she was an amazing bookkeeper and manager of money. Moving to Charles City in 1976 to re-open Wubbens Electric, Rose Marie didn’t work directly in the business but always knew the electrical contracting field and held great pride in their accomplishments. Rose Marie had a gift for remodeling and redecorating and there was no doubt, she was good at it. She loved swimming at the YMCA, decorating and money magazines from the library, her Catholic faith, her children and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rose Marie had the gift of socializing and could talk for hours. She is survived by her three children, Terry of Charles City, Susan (Bob) Morris of Manchester, Jim (Sheila) Wubbens of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Regan and many special nieces and nephews. Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward C. Wubbens; two sisters Marie Frank, Lila Marr, and six brothers, Joe Sullivan, Vern Sullivan, Virgil Sullivan, Lawrence Sullivan, Omer Sullivan and Charles Sullivan (infant)

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  1. My sympathy to the Wubbens family. I always enjoyed visiting with Rose when she lived in Charles City.
    May she rest in peace. Laura Schmitz

  2. 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.

  3. I send my condolences to the Wubbens Family, Ed and Sully as we always called her, were our square dance friends, we were a group of four couples who loved to go to square dances, I remember in particular a trip to a national convention in Detroit, what fun we had dancing ;the night away. A lovely person she was. . Joyce O’Brien

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