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Rosalie Catherine (McGarry) Trimble

July 29, 1922 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 96)

Rosalie (Mrs. Leo F.) Trimble, 96, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Rosalie Catherine (McGarry) Trimble was born at home in the rural Villa Nova area to John & Mary Anne (McDevitt) McGarry on July 29, 1922. On February 22, 1941, she married the love of her life, Leo Trimble at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Villa Nova. She was a partner to her husband on the farm until they moved to DeWitt in 1987.

Rosalie was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Villa Nova as well as St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Rosalie treasured her faith and family. She had a great devotion to the rosary which she prayed every day. She enjoyed playing bingo, going shopping and having a cup of hot tea with any of the family while hearing the family news.

Left to cherish her memory include children, Rita (Jim) Schafer, Bardstown, Kentucky, Mary Kay (Don) Shumaker, Davenport, Maureen Schrader, DeWitt, Lee (Linda) Trimble, Pingree Grove, Illinois, Beth (Gary) Burke, DeWitt, Becky (Tom) Burke, Charlotte, Teresa (Bill) Edwards, DeWitt, Peggy (Joel) Carstensen, Charlotte, Loren (Anne) Trimble, Schaumberg, Illinois, Garry (Gayle) Trimble, DeWitt, Joe (Rusti) Trimble, St. Paul, Minnesota, and son-in-law Louie Biel, DeWitt, 44 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Preceding Rosalie in death were her husband, Leo, infant daughter Rosalie Frances, daughter Rosie Biel, son-in-law Dennis Schrader, granddaughter Stephanie Shumaker, and infant great-grandson Simon Carstensen, her parents, sister Marguerite Burke, and brothers Leonard, Cyril, and Gerald McGarry.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, with a Rosary at 8:30 and visitation from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s of Villa Nova Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School, the American Cancer Society, or St. Patrick’s of Villa Nova Cemetery Association.

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