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Rose A. Crogveek
June 13, 1913 - January 6, 2012

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. 


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PJ on January 13, 2012 at 5:22 AM said:

My husband and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of your beloved Rose. The grief felt when we lose a loved one may seem unbearable at times. At such a time we have gone to the comfort of God's Word, for he too, feels our pain when one we love dies. (Psalm 34:18) May you also find comfort in the memories all of you made and shared together-cherish them in your hearts always.
Sue Imoehl on January 9, 2012 at 8:02 AM said:

I first got to know Rose through Church and through my neighbor, Erma Jean Graf. They enjoyed going to coffee and visiting. Erma Jean has recently passed; now she and your mother are keeping each other company once again!
Sheryl Gosse, Adele/Clarence Williams on January 8, 2012 at 8:53 PM said:

Louise & family: Rose was always a pleasant lady. She & my mom, Adele, worked together at Baum's back in the 60's. Rose was always a friendliest store clerk in town during those days. After I grad., went to college I roomed at her sisters' place, I think Alfred & Monica & the fun we had at their home. I could tell those 2 were related by their laughing & all the good talks we shared. Treasure those memories. Rose lived a good life & to be 98! All the changes she experienced in her lifetime. I used to wait on you when I cashiered at the old Walmart in Indep. & recall always asking about your mom.
Irene Leuenberger on January 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM said:

Rose was always friendly, fun and full of life. I always enjoyed my visits with her especially at the annual Smallest Church mass which is held around her birthday and mine (the 12th of June). I will cherish the memories. Her niece, Irene (Huber) Leuenberger

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