Ann Marie Rose

Oct 24, 2018
Rose, Ann Marie news


Family directed memorial service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church (810 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, IA)


One hour prior to services at the church


Cedar Valley Hospice


Ann Marie Rose, 85, of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away on October 24, 2018, in Cedar Falls at the Western Home Communities. 

Ann was born in Postville, Iowa, to Arbie and Inez (Steiert) Heckman on June 21, 1933, the third of thirteen children. She married Irey Norman (Bud) Rose on August 8, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Bud and Ann welcomed two daughters, Sandra and Debra, to their family. 

Ann was a full-time wife and mother but also found time to work as a secretary for Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, Chickasaw County Extension Service, and the Public Health Nurse for many years. She was always ready and eager to learn everything she could and chose to further her education by attending Northeast Iowa Technical Institute in Calmar from 1979 to 1980 for Interior Design, which was one of her many passions. During the early 1980’s, she also enjoyed being a sales representative for Princess House, Inc. 

In her free time, Ann enjoyed knitting and crocheting, sewing, gardening, painting ceramics, dancing, playing cards, and playing with her grandson and granddaughter. Ann thrived when blessed with a grandson in 1980, and spent many days with Joshua traveling through Iowa on day trips. Bud and Ann moved to Raymond in 1993 in order to be closer to their two daughters and their families in Waterloo. Ann was then blessed with a granddaughter, Hanna, in 1996, and filled her days with dolls and singing and Winnie the Pooh. She would do whatever she could for both of her grandchildren and loved them both dearly. Ann always felt lucky to have several furry grandchildren, too! 

Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Irey (Bud); her parents Arbie and Inez; sisters, Jean Schultz and Zeta Heckman; and brothers Bob, John, Neal, Gary, and Allan. 

Ann is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Duane) Lichty and Debra (Michael) Grimson both of Waterloo; grandchildren, Joshua (Jennifer) Kannegieter of Monticello, MN and Hanna Grimson of Monticello, MN, great-grandchildren, Peter and Samuel Kannegieter; sisters: Vicky Ney of West Union and Twila Haviland of Des Moines; brothers, Donald (Regina) Heckman of Georgetown, TX, Leslie (Sherrill) Heckman of Mountain Home, AR, and Stanley Heckman of Wellington, CO; six sisters-in law, Donna Heckman of Miles, Karen Heckman of Oelwein, Betty Rose of Decorah, Betty Lou Rose and Vidys Rose of West Union, and Sharlene Rose of Ossian; and many nieces and nephews. 

Ann’s family would like to thank Cedar Valley Hospice for their outstanding service during her passage from life to death. We would also like to thank the caring staff on the second floor of Deery Suites, Western Home Communities, in Cedar Falls, for their ongoing care and professionalism shown during her stay. You were the lights in our days and nights. 

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