Rosella Theresa Kramer

rosella kramer
Rosella T. Kramer, age 85, of New Hampton, IA passed away on January 13, 2013 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center. Rosella Theresa Adams was born on October 4, 1927 to Stephen and Agnes (Roths) Adams in North Washington, IA. Rosie attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in North Washington. She then was employed as a waitress at Kusack’s Cafe and Holly’s Cafe. On June 17, 1947, Rosie was united in marriage to James Kramer at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple made their home in New Hampton and Ionia. In later life Rosie and Jim worked side by side operating Rosie’s Lawn Ornaments. She was a member of Holy Family Parish - St. Mary’s Center. Rosie enjoyed coffee with her friends, occasional bus trips to a Casino and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosie’s survivors include her children, Pat (Terry) Weigel of New Hampton, Connie (Kenny) Seery of New Hampton, Vonnie (Terry) Shannon of New Hampton, Jerry (Connie) Kramer of Cedar Rapids and Rick (Donna) Kramer of New Hampton; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Kathleen Whiteman of Evansdale, IA, Lorraine “Duffy” Collins of New Hampton, Phyllis (Bob) Krause of New Hampton, Mary (Bill) Buchholtz of Alta Vista; her brother, Pete (Thelma) Adams of Ionia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James in 2003; her sister Rita Rausch; and one brother, Stephen “Boobie” Adams. Cemetery: Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to Rosie's family. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home with a 4:30pm Rosary and 7:00pm Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosella will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Kramer family, sorry to hear about the loss of Rosie. She was a wonderful Aunt and will be deeply missed by all.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. It has been a wonderful 4 years living next to Rosie. When we moved in she baked bars and brought them over. They were very good. We had many talks across the porch, ourside and in her home. We will really miss her. My God continue to bless and keep her.

  3. To all of Rosie’s family, you have our very heartfelt sympathy . Being roommates for only a day, I found Rosie to be a very gracious lady. One who will be greatly missed. With sincere sympathy, May God Bless you all!

  4. To all the Kramer family-We were so sad to hear of your mother passing.You all have our deepest sympathy.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rosie. She was such a special lady to all of us. She always greeted me with a smile when I came to visit her and always thanked me for stopping by. She is now happy to be reunited with Jim and with her Heavenly Father. God bless all of you. We love you!

  6. We were sorry to receive a call today to hear of the passing of your mom. Our prayers and sincere sympathy to the family. May all your great memories help you thru this difficult time. Know that you will be in our thoughts and that God will be with you all during this time

    1080 KELLY DR.

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom! My prayers will be with all of you. Your mom was a wonderful, crazy woman who will be missed by all!
    Julie Eckenrod

  9. I am so sorry to hear of the death of Rosie. She was a special lady with a smile for all. Hold dear the memories of her with each member of the family. She will continue to live in you.

  10. I can’t put into words how said I am for your loss and mine! Your Mom gave us so many precious childhood memories and was such a joy to visit with on our visits home. I’ve had her in my thoughts and prayers so much lately, and now we can chat on an even more personal level! I’ll miss her so much and will cherish her memory forever in my heart. With love and sympathy, Dick and Nancy

  11. Kramer Family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at the difficult time.

  12. May each of you hold on to all of those great memories that you have in your hearts as you go through these next few days and always. God Bless.

  13. Oh Rosie…how you will be missed! Thank you sooo much for sharing your gift of humor and laughter with all of us. I have so many great memories of coming to New Hampton to stay at the Kramer house each summer! I can just see the ‘Jim and Rosie’ comedy act resume in heaven! Dear cousins, hold close all those wonderful memories and know that your folks are always with you. Our sympathy, Dave and Terry

  14. Our sympathy to all the Kramer families – thinking of you at this time – treasure the memories ~~~

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kramer family, may the light of our Lord shine upon you.

  16. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Mom(Mary Heying ) will be sad to hear of this also. She is down in Florida now with two of the other girls. My sympathy to all.

  17. To all all of the Kramer family, so sorry to learn of Rosie’s death. She and your father were two of my most favorite people while I was working. They always had a smile and were so much fun to visit with. Love and God Bless. Pat and

  18. To Rosie’s Family: So very sorry to read of Rosie’s death. Our prayers and sympathy to all of you. We are thinking of you.

  19. To the Entire Kramer family-My sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. To The Entire Kramer Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It is never easy. Hold onto all of those funfilled memories you have had with her. Thinking of you in thoughts & prayers.

  21. To The Kramer Family- So sorry to hear about your mom. What a great and FUN lady. She could always make you laugh. We still have a wishing well in our yard from “Rosie’s Lawn Ornaments” and will always think of her when we look at it. Duane & Pat Lynch

  22. To the Kramer Family:
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless!

  23. To the Kramer family. So sorry for your loss. I remember going to the house to buy lawn furniture with my Mom. She really had a talent! Rosie will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jim and Dixie

  24. With heartfelt condolences to you~~Rosie was “Mom” to so many of us! Oh ya, that smile was always there! It’s a defining moment when your family anchor leaves you…but you have a great family to help you get through it all. Her earthly health battles are over; may our dear Rosie rest in peace.

  25. I am so sorry to hear of Rosie’s death. My parents and I used to see her in McDonald’s having her afternoon coffee; she always had an big smile and kind word. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Kramer Family
    Hold on to all of those great memories that you have of Rosie. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    You have our sympathy.

  27. My thoughts and sympathies are with all of you. She was such a great lady with the best sense of humor. You will all have many great stories to tell and memories to hold in your heart. Always keep them close. My prayers are with you.

  28. Our deepest sympathy to all of Rosie’s family. We are saddened to learn of her passing. We have wonderful memories of her great humor and fun loving personality. She is remembered with love.

  29. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to you all (the family and friends of Rosie Kramer). Your mom and grandma was a very special lady we will all remember. May the memories keep you at peace.

  30. Please accept our condolences. It’s always hard to lose a loved one and we are sorry for your loss.

  31. To the Kramer Family, you have our deepest heartfelt sympathy and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless to all.

  32. You all have our deepest sympathy. May she dance up in heaven,and keep a close on her family below!! (Connie).

  33. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time

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