Rose M. Wolf, 75, of Rickardsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
A visitation for Rosie was held from 3-8 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Peosta, where a prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. Anyone that was unable to attend may send memorials to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Rose Wolf family, P.O. Box #1, Peosta, Iowa 52068.
A Mass of Christian burial for Rosie was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rickardsville, with Rev. Noah Diehm presiding. Crossbearer was Joseph Klostermann. Lectors were Kaitlyn Schilling, Karen Rahe and Kelley Deutmeyer. Eucharistic Minister Morgan Funke. Placing of the Pall was done by Leon Wolf, Kristina Wolf, Kevin Wolf, Karen Rahe, Kelley Deutmeyer, Kimberly Curran and Kathy Klostermann. Services were live streamed on the Reiff Funeral Home Inc. facebook page.
Burial was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rickardsville.
An Honor Guard was afforded by the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Casketbearers for Rose were: Shelby Osborne, Samuel Deutmeyer, William Wolf, Jesse Deutmeyer, Madison Rahe, Clara Avenarius, Tyler Rahe and Jacob Klostermann.
Rosie was born Sept. 9, 1945 in Dubuque, daughter of Francis J. “Frank” and Mary (Green) Simon. Rosie graduated from the Holy Cross High School in Holy Cross and Bayless Business College in Dubuque. On Sept. 17, 1966, she was united in marriage to Leon Wolf at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross. The couple farmed together in Rickardsville for many years. After retirement from the farm, the couple went on to own and operate Wolf Trucking. She also worked at All Star Feeds and the Theisen’s Corporate Office.
Rosie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She genuinely enjoyed spending time with her family and taking walks. Rosie’s hands were never idle. She loved gardening, especially her flower gardens, decorating her yard for the holidays, crocheting, and embroidering especially things for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rosie was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society in Rickardsville. She was also a member of the Catholic Order of Forester’s.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leon Wolf of Rickardsville; six children: Kristina (fiancé, Nathan Watson) Wolf of Peru, Ill., Kevin (Dawn) Wolf of Rickardsville, Karen (Chris) Rahe of Petersburg, Kelley (Tom) Deutmeyer of Petersburg, Kim (Jason) Curran of Oglesby, Ill. and Kathy (Mark) Klostermann of Bankston; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one more on the way to arrive in June; siblings, James “Jim” (Eileen) Simon of Farley, Jane Simon of Sioux Rapids, Clara Simon of Castle Rock, Colo., Irene Pearcey of Yakima, Wash., Phyllis Simon (Bruce Taggert) of Hillsborough, N.C., Annette Simon of Kaufman, Texas, Roger (Theresa) Simon of East Dubuque, Ill., and Francis “Joe” Simon of Yakima, Wash.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Donald) Brimeyer of Dubuque, Melita (Lyal) Pfeiler of Rickardsville, Alice Cook of Bernard, Carolyn (Jim) Pimlott of Cedar Rapids, and Dorothy Wolf of Dubuque.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty Marlene Simon; a brother, Vincent Simon; a brother-in-law, Gene Pearcey; brothers and sister-in-law, Marvin Wolf, Frances Wolf, Donald (Dolores) Wolf and Dale Cook.
A Rose M. Wolf memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Herman, and the Oncology staff at Grand River Medical Group for all the wonderful care and support they gave to Rosie.
A Video Tribute may be viewed, and online condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com