Rosena Lena Ida Rolf

Type Value
Name Rosena Lena Ida Rolf
Born 1911-08-17 Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa
Gender F
Died 2006-10-30 Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa
Buried Oakland Cemetery, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa
Type Value
Type Value
Family Marvin LeRoy Winters b. (1904-06-02) d. (1975-02-25)
Children 1 LeRoy Marvin Winters b. (1929-11-10) d. (1974-08-03)
2 Living
3 Living
4 Living


Rosena L. Winters, 95, of Waukon, IA, died Monday, October 30, 2006 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 2nd at 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Rosena Lena Winters was born on August 17, 1911 on the rural Postville, IA farm of her parents, George Louis and Anna (Madous) Rolfs. She was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville, confirmed at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and attended the rural “McKay School” in Winneshiek County. On August 22, 1928, she and Marvin L. Winters were married at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Waukon. Rosena and Marvin lived their lives together in Allamakee and Winneshiek counties where she was a very hard working mother, homemaker and farm wife, raising her own 4 children as well as a niece and nephew. For 10 years she also worked as a cook at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Rosena enjoyed playing cards, sewing and quilting things for others and family picnics. She was an excellent cook and particularly known for her pies. A loving and caring woman, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include 3 children, Eileen (Fred) Schossow of Leonard, ND, Donald (Mary) Winters of Waukon, and Richard (Norrene) Winters of Marion, IA; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved nephew, Hartley Latterman of Waterloo. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marvin; a son, LeRoy; a grandson, Gary Winters; a great-granddaughter, Chonda Spilde; 3 sisters, Lydia Grotegut, Ella Clark and Elsie Latterman; 4 brothers Harvey, Leonard, Richard and Walter Rolfs; and a beloved niece, Mildred Hermanson.

Her grandchildren served as casketbearers.