Rose Mardorf – Monticello

Rose Mardorf age 69, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

Private family services will be held 11:00 Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Goettsch Funeral Home. You may access the live service by going to Goettschonline.com and then by clicking the Watch Our Live Services on Facebook button which will direct you to our Facebook page.  You may also sign the guestbook or leave a condolence at Goettschonline.com.   Public visitation will be held from 4 until 7 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.    We request that you wear a mask when entering the funeral home as social distancing cannot always be assured.

Surviving are her husband Clifford, 5 children, Wendy (Doug) Feldman, Cedar Rapids, Frank (Jennifer) Rudolf III, Monticello, Jason (Eunice) Mardorf, Cedar Rapids, Valarie (Lee) Mardorf, Culver City, CA., Leslie (Fidencio) Diaz, Houston, TX., 7 grandchildren,2 great-grandchildren,  3 sisters, Jane Barnts, Monticello, Karen(Larry) Goss, Cedar Rapids, Barb Salser, Minneapolis, MN., 2 brothers, James Simmons, Scotch Grove, Mike (Jeannie) Simmons, Cedar Rapids and her best friend Sharon Scott.  She was preceded in death by all her parents, 6 brothers, Lynn, John, Delbert, Bill, Doug and Rich Simmons and a sister, Shary Jensen.

Rose Mary Simmons was born July 21, 1951 at Iowa City, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Delbert and Mae Barnes, Simmons.   She was raised lovingly by her uncle Wilbur and aunt Etta Simmons and she called Wilbur, “Dad”.  Rose graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1969.   She attended nursing school and worked as a waitress before getting married.  She married Frank Rudolf Jr on December 29, 1973.  The couple made their home in, Sheldahl and Marshalltown.   He would precede her in death on September 11, 1979.  Rose returned to the Monticello community where she married Clifford Mardorf on June 19, 1995.   They farmed North of Monticello and Rose also worked at J.T. Hadherway.   Rose enjoyed, her pets, and watching football, especially the Hawkeyes, flowers, gardening ,going fishing  and sketching.  Rose was a kind and caring person and was always ready to help a friend.    She loved spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.

age 69, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

Private family services will be held 11:00 Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Goettsch Funeral Home. You may access the live service by going to Goettschonline.com and then by clicking the Watch Our Live Services on Facebook button which will direct you to our Facebook page.  You may also sign the guestbook or leave a condolence at Goettschonline.com.   Public visitation will be held from 4 until 7 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.    We request that you wear a mask when entering the funeral home as social distancing cannot always be assured.

Surviving are her husband Clifford, 5 children, Wendy (Doug) Feldman, Cedar Rapids, Frank (Jennifer) Rudolf III, Monticello, Jason (Eunice) Mardorf, Cedar Rapids, Valarie (Lee) Mardorf, Culver City, CA., Leslie (Fidencio) Diaz, Houston, TX., 7 grandchildren,2 great-grandchildren,  3 sisters, Jane Barnts, Monticello, Karen(Larry) Goss, Cedar Rapids, Barb Salser, Minneapolis, MN., 2 brothers, James Simmons, Scotch Grove, Mike (Jeannie) Simmons, Cedar Rapids and her best friend Sharon Scott.  She was preceded in death by all her parents, 6 brothers, Lynn, John, Delbert, Bill, Doug and Rich Simmons and a sister, Shary Jensen.

Rose Mary Simmons was born July 21, 1951 at Iowa City, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Delbert and Mae Barnes, Simmons.   She was raised lovingly by her uncle Wilbur and aunt Etta Simmons and she called Wilbur, “Dad”.  Rose graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1969.   She attended nursing school and worked as a waitress before getting married.  She married Frank Rudolf Jr on December 29, 1973.  The couple made their home in, Sheldahl and Marshalltown.   He would precede her in death on September 11, 1979.  Rose returned to the Monticello community where she married Clifford Mardorf on June 19, 1995.   They farmed North of Monticello and Rose also worked at J.T. Hadherway.   Rose enjoyed, her pets, and watching football, especially the Hawkeyes, flowers, gardening ,going fishing  and sketching.  Rose was a kind and caring person and was always ready to help a friend.    She loved spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.

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