Obituary of Rosalie Kay Rodewald
Rosalie "Rosie" Kay Rodewald, the daughter of Stanley Ray Howard and Ruthetta May Kohlieber, was born July 1, 1941, in Herington, Kansas. Later, Ruthetta married Gerald Adams and together they raised Rosie. Rosie grew up and attended school in Schaller, Iowa. On January 23, 1959, Rosie married John L. Kotz. To this union eight children were born. John and Rosie later divorced.
On May 14, 1985, Rosie was united in marriage with Ronald Rodewald in Nederland, Texas. They moved to Newton, Iowa in 1991. Rosie had worked for Dezi's Quick Shop from 1991-1998 and at Wal-Mart from 1998-2013. Rosie was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Newton.
Rosie passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her home in Newton. She was 79 years old. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Ruthetta Adams; her first husband, John Kotz on September 18, 2018; her husband, Ronald Rodewald on December 31, 2000; a daughter, Janet Marie Kotz and a sister, Mary Banks.
Those left to honor Rosie's life include her children, Julie A. Brown (Chuck), John J. Kotz (Ann), Robert F. Kotz (Elizabeth), James P. Kotz, Brenda L. Roberts (Chris), Michael J. Kotz (Sara) and Matthew J. Kotz; her stepchildren, Tom Rodewald (Judy), Penney Esrey and Susie Esrey (Troy); her twenty-three grandchildren; her twenty-seven great grandchildren and her sister, Gerry Fineran (Roger) and many other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Facemasks are required. A Facebook Live broadcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the Pence Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and may be left at the funeral home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosalie Rodewald, please visit Tribute Store