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Rose Marie Persinger

September 3, 1925 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 94)

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Rose Marie Antionette Persinger, 94, of Hornick, Iowa passed away, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Ticonic United Methodist Church, Ticonic, Iowa with Reverend Jena Finch-Manchester and Hospice Chaplain Dale Wolf, officiating. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery, rural Ticonic, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 4, 2019 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Rose Marie Antionette Persinger was born September 3, 1925 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of George and Lenora (Gardipe) LaBrune. She grew up in Sioux City and attended East High School.

Rose Marie worked at the Kresge Drug Store in Sioux City, Iowa and at her sister’s restaurant in Wahoo, NE for several years.

Rose Marie and Rex Persinger were united in marriage on April 24, 1946 at the Persinger family farm where the couple now lived. They spent many years together on the farm working side by side and raising their children.

Rose Marie enjoyed raising and tending to all her flowers on the farm and playing cards.

She was a member of the Ticonic United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, and the Whiting American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her loving husband of seventy-three years, Rex Persinger of Hornick, Iowa; two sons, Rex C. Jr. (Sara) Persinger of Hornick, Iowa and Mark L. Persinger of Hornick, Iowa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lenora; many brothers and sisters; and two daughters-in-law, Brenda Persinger and Kathleen Persinger.

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November 4, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Prayer Service
November 4, 2019

7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
November 5, 2019

10:30 AM
Ticonic United Methodist Church
13109 Oak Avenue
Castana, IA 51010

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