Rosemary (Prout) Boland, 83, of Oelwein passed away on September 7, 2014 at Arlington Place Assisted Living in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Thursday September 11, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Parish Scripture Service at 7 PM. Services will be at 11 AM on Friday September 12, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Rosemary was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 26th, 1931 to John and Mary (O’Connor) Prout. She attended school at Immaculate Conception in Cedar Rapids and graduated in 1949. After graduation she attended Marycrest College in Davenport. She married Don Boland on November 3rd, 1951 in Duluth, MN. She worked in Duluth and Wichita Falls, TX and later as a bookkeeper at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Other positions she held include the Activities Coordinator at Grandview Nursing Home in Oelwein and office worker for Northwestern Bell in Oelwein.
She volunteered for many local organizations including Hospital Auxiliary, Rosary Society and Organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, RSVP and Fontana Park. Rosemary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Independence Community Band. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially archery, hunting and fishing with her husband Don. She will be remembered for her loving nature and the quality time she spent with family and friends
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Don (3/30/06), her parents, John and Mary and her sister, Eileen Frykman.