ROSEMARY A. REHBERG Cedar Rapids RoseMary Agnes Rehberg, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Northbrook Manor Care Center. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, with a vigil service beginning at 4 p.m. Entombment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery. RoseMary was born April 24, 1932, in Earling, Iowa, to Nicholas and Agnes (Kenkel) Leinen. RoseMary was the ninth of 10 children. She was the youngest of five girls. RoseMary graduated from St. Joseph High School in Earling, with the class of 1950. After high school, she moved to Omaha, Neb., where she met her husband-to-be. RoseMary was united in marriage to Edward Joseph Rehberg, from Chicago, on June 18, 1956, in Earling. RoseMary and Edward lived in Chicago, where she worked for Montgomery Ward. Later, moving back to Omaha, RoseMary worked as an administrator assistant for Mutual of Omaha. In Omaha, RoseMary and Edward adopted their daughter, Julie. By 1965, the family was living in Cedar Rapids with their newly adopted son, James. After her kids were grown, she worked in the kitchen at Harding Junior High School. RoseMary was an active member of St. Pius X Parish for nearly 50 years. She loved and appreciated living near Noelridge Park and her neighbors who became lifelong friends. RoseMary enjoyed gardening, sewing, bowling, golfing, dancing and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. RoseMary was a devoted, die-hard Cub fan. She dearly loved her family, friends and God. She is survived by her children, Julie Ann (Joseph) Ortis of Fairbanks, Alaska, and James C. Rehberg of Cedar Rapids; three granddaughters, Tyse Adams of Cedar Rapids and Spring Ortis and Stevie Ortis of Fairbanks; sister, Lavina Blum of Denison, Iowa; brother, Alfred (Joan) Leinen of Earling; one great-grandson; as well as many nieces and nephews. RoseMary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward, in 2010; sisters; and brothers, LaVerne Leinen, Leo Leinen, Nicholas S. Leinen Jr. and Edward Leinen of Harlan. Memorials in RoseMary's name may be made to the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department. Online condolences may be conveyed at www.cedarmemorial.com. The family would like to thank the Mercy Hospice team and all of their volunteers for their love, care, and support.
Posted on Sunday, 25 September 2016