Rosella Theresa Kramer
October 4, 1927 ~ January 13, 2013
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.