Rose A. Crogveek, 98, of Oelwein died Friday, January 6, 2012 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday, January 9, at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with the Catholic Daughters Rosary Service beginning at 4 PM and a Parish Scripture Service at 6:30 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Harry Koelker and Father Kenneth Stecher officiating. Rose will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Rose was born in Ft. Atkinson on June 13, 1913. She was the daughter of Leo and Barbara (Sluka) Huber. She graduated from Ft. Atkinson High School in 1931. On January 8, 1936 Rose was united in marriage to Verdie Crogveek in Ft. Atkinson.
Rose worked many years as a sales clerk at Schuchmanns’ and at Baum’s Clothing in Oelwein. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Rose loved flowers and gardening. She was talented in crocheting. She also loved to bake for her family and neighbors, whom she enjoyed very much, as well as baking sugar cookies every month for her daughter’s school class. Rose loved life, her family, and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew, and continue to love her.
Left to celebrate Rose’s life are her daughters: Louise (Don) Burger of Jesup and Jane (Rick) Green of Denver, CO; her grandchildren: Karen Vanderstoep of Hollandale, MN, Michael Burger of Jesup, Mark Burger of Jesup, and Todd Green of Ft. Collins, CO; her great-grandchildren: Joshua Huisenga, Victoria Rose Burger, and Justin Burger; her great great-granddaughter Jurnee Marie Huisenga; and her sister Leona Croatt of St, Lucas.
In death, Rose has rejoined her parents; her brother Philip Huber; her sisters: Mary Mattes, Monica Nienhaus, Dorothy Schmitz, and Catherine Foreman; and her beloved husband Verdie.
Memorials may be directed in Rose’s honor to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein and to Camp Courageous of Iowa.