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Rosetta J. “Rosemary” DeBruin Blomeyer

  • Birth 27 Sep 1923 Leighton, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 25 Dec 2012 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 103294061

PEORIA, IL - Rosetta J. "Rosemary" Blomeyer, 89, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Manor Court Liberty Village in Peoria.

Rosemary was born on Sept. 27, 1923, in Leighton, Iowa, the daughter of Cornelius J. and Marie VanderHoek DeBruin. She married Dean P. Blomeyer on Sept. 4, 1948, in Pella, Iowa. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Alan D. (Barbara) of Milwaukee, Wis., and David L. of Carbondale, Ill.; one daughter, Carol J. (Bob) Bibbs of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Willa Mae Bensink of Montezuma, Iowa; one brother, Orlo W. (Aleatha) DeBruin of Albia, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

One brother, Ronald DeBruin, also preceded Rosemary in death.

Rosemary graduated from Pella, Iowa, High School in 1940, and received a diploma in nursing in 1944 from St. Thomas Mercy Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa.

She was recruited for military service and served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the Philippines. After the war she furthered her education to become a Nurse Anesthetist, working at Methodist Hospital in Peoria until her retirement in 1960.

Rosemary was a member of PEO Sisterhood Chapter FB, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, As You Like It Club and Methodist Medical Center Service League.

She greatly appreciated the classical arts, supporting the Peoria symphony, opera, ballet and theater.

Rosemary was a member of First Federated Church of Peoria since 1948, where she served as a Deacon and choir member for many years. An accomplished pianist, she shared her love of music by teaching piano lessons to many students and her three children for years.

She enjoyed camping and the outdoors and was an avid gardener. With her husband Dean, she traveled the world extensively, including several favorite trips to Africa.

Cremation rites will be accorded

Published in Peoria Journal Star on January 1, 2013

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103294061
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rosetta J. “Rosemary” DeBruin Blomeyer (27 Sep 1923–25 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103294061, citing First Federated Columbarium, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .