Norma Rowedder

Visitation: October 30 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM St. Rose of Lima, Denison
Service: October 30 10:30 AM St. Rose of Lima
Cemetery: St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Denison, Iowa

Norma Charlotte (Roecker) Rowedder, daughter of Frank and Anna (Stoltz) Roecker, was born October 12, 1926, in Crawford County, Iowa. She was baptized into the catholic faith. Norma completed eight years in rural schools and then graduated from Manilla High School in 1944.

On December 27, 1945, she was united in marriage to Ivan Rowedder by Father Casey at the Sacred Heart Parsonage in Manilla, Iowa. They made their homes on various farms in Crawford County and were the parents of four sons. They were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. In 1969, they moved to Denison.

Norma retired after working as a quality control employee at World Wide Meats which was later bought by Dubuque Packing Company. She enjoyed dancing, golfing, flowers, gardening, and sewing. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Norma passed away peacefully on October 26, 2018, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa. She had attained the age of 92.Preceding her in death are her husband, Ivan; parents; grandson, Chad; brothers, Donald, Norbert, Marvin, and Rolland; sister, Edna; parents-in-law, Herman and Katie Rowedder.

Norma is survived by her sons, Rick Rowedder and his wife JoDene of Granger, Iowa, Denny Rowedder and his wife Ruth of Panora, Iowa, Marc Rowedder and his wife Kristin of Denison, Iowa, and Michael Rowedder of Forsyth, Montana; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Ken Roecker of Denison, Iowa; and sister, Charla Knapp of Beaver Lake, Nebraska.


I don't have any Roecker pictures since they are more connected to the Manilla area, but I did find them listed in Iowa No. 3 Country School.


Ivan Rowedder


Iowa No. 3 country school


Norma's sister-in-law Joyce (Hunter) Roecker - wife of Donald


Katie (Karstens) & Herman Rowedder {parents of Ivan}, with Pastor John Ansorge


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