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 Rose Marie <I>Cortimiglia</I> Lipsius

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Rose Marie Cortimiglia Lipsius

Birth
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Death
13 Jul 2011 (aged 77)
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Plot
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Memorial ID
73447388 View Source

Rose Marie Lipsius, 77, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was a positive woman of true strength.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 18, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City. Fr. John Speigel will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City, where a parish vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, Bosom Buddies Cancer Support (c/o Iowa City Cancer Treatment Center) or the Blind Veterans Association.

Rose was born June 24, 1934 in Iowa City, the daughter of Salvatore and Nancy (Armetta) Cortimiglia. A lifelong Iowa City resident, Rose graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1952 and received her Orthoptic Technician Certificate in 1959. She worked in the eye department at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and then the VA Medical Center.

She met and later married Ronald Lipsius December 27, 1961 at St. Mary's Church in Iowa City. In 1966 Ronald was killed during a robbery at the family owned store on S. Summit St. Rose went on to raise their four children all under the age of three, with the youngest born two weeks after his death.

Rose was active in the Blind Veterans Golf Tournament, Christmas for Kids, was an election poll worker for Johnson County, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Bosom Buddies Cancer Support Group. She was very involved in her grandchildren's lives and loved attending their events. Rose loved to bake, read, do puzzles, shop, go to garage sales, walk her dogs, and garden.

She is survived by her children, Susan Larsen (Lynn) of Anita, Iowa, Richard Lipsius (Johnnie) of Midlothian, Texas, Dan Lipsius (Taressa) of Frytown, Iowa, Carol Leigh (Don) of Iowa City, grandchildren Angeline, Rachel, Dylan, Lucas, Richard, Joseph, Amanda, Rebecca, and William and a sister, Ann Petruccelli of Waterloo, Iowa, numerous nieces and nephews, and longtime companion Gordon Hull.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Leo.
From: LensingFuneral.com
[Thanks t contributor #48855699 for the parent links.]

Rose Marie Lipsius, 77, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was a positive woman of true strength.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 18, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City. Fr. John Speigel will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City, where a parish vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, Bosom Buddies Cancer Support (c/o Iowa City Cancer Treatment Center) or the Blind Veterans Association.

Rose was born June 24, 1934 in Iowa City, the daughter of Salvatore and Nancy (Armetta) Cortimiglia. A lifelong Iowa City resident, Rose graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1952 and received her Orthoptic Technician Certificate in 1959. She worked in the eye department at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and then the VA Medical Center.

She met and later married Ronald Lipsius December 27, 1961 at St. Mary's Church in Iowa City. In 1966 Ronald was killed during a robbery at the family owned store on S. Summit St. Rose went on to raise their four children all under the age of three, with the youngest born two weeks after his death.

Rose was active in the Blind Veterans Golf Tournament, Christmas for Kids, was an election poll worker for Johnson County, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Bosom Buddies Cancer Support Group. She was very involved in her grandchildren's lives and loved attending their events. Rose loved to bake, read, do puzzles, shop, go to garage sales, walk her dogs, and garden.

She is survived by her children, Susan Larsen (Lynn) of Anita, Iowa, Richard Lipsius (Johnnie) of Midlothian, Texas, Dan Lipsius (Taressa) of Frytown, Iowa, Carol Leigh (Don) of Iowa City, grandchildren Angeline, Rachel, Dylan, Lucas, Richard, Joseph, Amanda, Rebecca, and William and a sister, Ann Petruccelli of Waterloo, Iowa, numerous nieces and nephews, and longtime companion Gordon Hull.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Leo.
From: LensingFuneral.com
[Thanks t contributor #48855699 for the parent links.]


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 16 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 73447388
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73447388/rose-marie-lipsius: accessed ), memorial page for Rose Marie Cortimiglia Lipsius (24 Jun 1934–13 Jul 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 73447388, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery New, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47214540).