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Rosie Mae Donathan
January 24, 1941 - August 13, 2012


Rosie Mae Donathan, 71, of Oelwein died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

A celebration of Rosie’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 17 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday as well.  Inurnment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Rosie was born on January 24, 1941 in Arlington, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Bernard and Hazel (Freeman) Latham. Rosie was a homemaker.

Rosie is survived by her daughter Irene Maffei and her son Art Fish, both of Oelwein; her granddaughter Cristal Becker; her brother Donald (JoAnn) Latham of West Union, her step siblings: Lavern Latham of Waterloo, LeRoy Latham of Missouri, Mary Latham of Oelwein, Patricia Larkhart of Waterloo, and Darla Latham of Waterloo.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Holly Maffei.

A memorial fund has been established 



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deb ameling on August 21, 2012 at 8:21 AM said:

I will miss Rosie and all her fun stories.She holds a special place in my heart and always will.Keep the gun loaded Rosie, you never know when you'll need it!
ann williams , on August 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM said:

art kathy and phillp ,.iam very sadned by you,r loss of mom, donthan rosie ,was one of kind.she was a very funn loveing person ,with a heart of gold ,ill,miss mom donthan,4 for ever ,rosei was a mom figuer,to me ann .with love ann.williams ,12433,hwy s6g ,prairie city ,iowa ,

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