Lisa Marie Rowen, 46, of Cedar Falls passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday December 4, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Paul McManus officiating. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Lisa was born on May 4, 1967 in Oak Park, IL to parents Arthur and Mary Jo (Rogge) Kossack (Mary Jo Geary). She attended school in Oelwein. Lisa was married to Scott Dempsey, they later divorced. She later married Mike Rowen and they later divorced.
Lisa was a Loan Advisor with CBE Group in Waterloo, and was attending Hawkeye Community College. Lisa was a very kind person who loved life and was always willing to help another. She loved shopping and cooking, but especially loved attending her children’s activities and time with her family. Lisa will be dearly missed by all who knew, and continue to love her.
Left to celebrate Lisa’s life are her children: Jacob Dempsey, Marissa Rowen and Josephine Rowen of Cedar Falls; her mother Mary Jo Geary and step-father Michael Geary of Oelwein; her father Arthur Kossack of Des Moines; her sister Gina (Karl) Ekstam of Bondurant; her brother Michael (Darcie) Kossack of Bondurant; her brother Jeremiah (Jamie) Geary of Oelwein; four nieces; three nephews; as well as many friends.
Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents Rose and Nick Rogge; her aunt Judy Rogge; and her great-aunts Mary Reader and Angie Riddle.