Rosemary R. Gerk

Dec 25, 1942 - Dec 18, 2004

Rosemary R. Gerk

December 25, 1942 - December 18, 2004


Rosemary R. Gerk age 61 of Clinton Iowa died on Saturday evening December 182004.0 at her home in Clinton Iowa.A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday December 222004.0 from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa Iowa with Rev. James Chappell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday December 212004.0 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa Iowa where a 7 P.M. Vigil Service will be held. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery Maquoketa Iowa.Rosemary R. Clausen was born on December 25 1942 Clinton Iowa to Marvin J. Clausen and Lucille (McPeck) Clausen. She was a 1963 graduate of Clinton High School and then attended the Davenport University of Cosmetology graduating in 1964. She married George W. Gerk on August 22 1964 in Clinton Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 31 2002.Rosemary was a homemaker and had worked at the Alverno Heath Care Facility in Clinton Iowa as a beautician for six years.Rosemary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa Iowa. She enjoyed making ceramics collecting frogs baking gardening and at one time had taken a calligraphy class.Rosemary is survived by: a son- David(Diana) Gerk of Clinton IA; 1 grandson- Michael Gerk; 1 brother- Robert(Bernadette) Clausen of Eldridge IA; 3 sisters- LaVonne(Mrs. Glenn) McCulloh of DeWitt IA Linda Richer of Columbia KY & Novella(Mrs. Burton) Van Zuiden of Fulton IL; her mother-in-law- Pauline Gerk of Maquoketa IA; & several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband & 2 brothers.A Rosemary R. Gerk Memorial Fund has been established.

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