Rose Marie “Rosie” Kehrli – Manchester

Rose Marie “Rosie” Kehrli, 84, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on September 28, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Louis and Martha Mae (Monaghan) Kehrli. Rosie was raised in the Ryan area and gradated from St. John Catholic High School.  She then graduated from Xavier School of X-Ray Technology in Dubuque.

Rosie worked at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque for 21 years. She then worked for 12 years at Mercy Hospital in Dyersville and Dubuque.

Rosie was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan. She enjoyed playing cards, golf, traveling, bowling, and sports. Rosie was a Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Survivors include her eleven nieces and nephews, Dr. Mark (Carolyn) Kehrli of Ames, Linda (Tracy) Bessey of Manchester, Lisa (Jeff) Henderson of Cedar Rapids, Lorraine (Rick) Gaffney of Ryan, Mary Lou (Mark) Gaffney of Winthrop, Monica (Cherie) Kehrli of Ryan, Sharon Mere (Paul Suedkamp) of Tiffin, Ruth (Ben) Dugan, of Cedar Rapids, Shawn (Robin) Kehrli of Ryan, Amy (Jeff) Mesch of Cedar Rapids, and Angie (Tim) Casey of Ryan; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and several cousins, including her best friend, Mary Duggan of Manchester.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother and sister-in-law, Marcus, Sr. and Catherine Anne Kehrli.

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Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 a.m., on Friday, December 27, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan, with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Scripture Service.

Interment:  Calvary Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa