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Rosemary Koerselman Lode

May 22, 1931 — May 15, 2017

Rosemary "Rose" Koerselman Lode, age 85, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon. Father Siby Punnoose officiating. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17, from 2:00 to 6:30 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rosemary Margaret Lode was born on May 22, 1931 in rural Hospers, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Helena (Robinet) Penning. She lived her youth on the family farm in rural Hospers and attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Hospers. She was united in marriage to Albert Koerselman of George, Iowa on November 30, 1950 in Hospers. They lived in Sheldon, Iowa where Rose worked at Wolff's Department Store and at St. Patrick's Catholic School, making hot lunches, for many years. Albert passed away on February 21, 1994. They were married for 44 years. She was united in marriage to Gerrit Lode of Sheldon on August 28, 2004. They lived in Sheldon. Gerrit passed away on May 2, 2011. Rose enjoyed coffees and going out to eat with her friends. She loved flower gardening and bird watching, especially cardinals. She spent endless hours knitting and crocheting countless items for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed University of Iowa sports and the Minnesota Twins. She was always there for all her kids. Rose was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon. She passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. Those left to cherish her memories are her 3 sons, Mike (Linda) Koerselman of Fairfield, IA, Mark (Donna) Koerselman of Sheldon, IA, Tim (Rhonda) Koerselman of Pleasantville, IA; step-children, Delores (Roger) Helgerson of Sheldon, IA, Janice Bolkema of Waterloo, IA, Marlene (Bill) Lawson of Sheldon, IA, Jerry (Angela) Lode of Boyden, IA, Merlyn Lode of Sheldon, IA; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Koerselman and Gerrit Lode; her son, Jeff Koerselman, her parents; 6 siblings, Art (Lois) Penning, Regina Penning, Mildred (Weldon) Van Kekerix, Lucille (Adam) Eich, Norie (Bob) Henry, Monica (Marv) Petersen, and several nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. In Loving Memory Of Rosemary Koerselman Lode Born: May 22, 1931 Passed Away: May 15, 2017 Age: 85 years, 11 months and 23 days MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sheldon, Iowa CELEBRANT Father Siby Punnoose Lector: David Barber MUSIC Organist: Laura Wagner Cantor: Mary Donohue Mary Donohue, singing: "One Day at a Time" Entrance Song: "Amazing Grace" Offertory Hymn: "On Eagles Wings" Communion Hymn: "Be Not Afraid" Song of Farewell Recessional Hymn: "How Great Thou Art" CASKET BEARERS Grandchildren David Barber Bryan Koerselman Jeff Koerselman Kevin Koerselman Kyle Koerselman Nate Koerselman Scott Koerselman Kristi Maloney Heather Swan INTERMENT St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa Following interment, the family invites all for fellowship and lunch at the church. ARRANGEMENTS BY Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director



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