Rose Marie Leonhardt, age 92, of Amana, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral service: 10:00 A.M., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Middle Amana Community Church, with Elder Kristie Yoder officiating. Burial will be in the Middle Amana Cemetery. Visitation: Monday after 9 a.m., at the Middle Amana Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to the charity of the donor’s choice, in Rose’s name.
Rose is survived by her nephews Mark (Tami) Leonhardt, Larry (Wilma) Rettig, Douglas (Janet) Leonhardt and David Leonhardt; nieces Rosemary (David) Houser and Ellen Leonhardt; and numerous great nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Harry and Elmer, a sister Lina and a niece Bonnie Rettig Hertel.
Rose Leonhardt was born on September 22, 1924, in Middle Amana, the daughter of Ferdinand and Minnie Reihmann Leonhardt. She graduated from Middle Amana High School and later attended the Cedar Rapids School of Business. She was employed as an executive secretary with Vigor-Tone Products and Amana Refrigeration. She was a member of the Amana Arts Guild and Amana Heritage Society. Rose enjoyed playing golf, doing word and picture puzzles, and she was an avid Canasta card game player. She loved her family dearly, especially her nieces and nephews. Rose was a dear friend to many.