Rose Mary “Rosie” Carville Schuhmacher, age 90 of Amana, passed away Sunday May 7, 2017, at Lakeview Village Retirement Community. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway, Iowa, with Rev. Dustin Vu officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, rural Atkins. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway.  A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rosie was born October 4, 1926, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Thomas James and Zela Turner Carville.  She graduated from Walford High School in May of 1944 and entered into marriage on July 25, 1944 with Henry G. Schuhmacher of Amana.  During the war Rosie worked for Rockwell Collins.  In 1949, she started working for the U.S. Postal Service, serving as postmaster from 1977 until her retirement in April 1984.

She is survived by her husband Henry of 72 years; a son Henry T. of Ankeny; a daughter Diane (Mineard) Smith of Watkins; four grandchildren, Cindy Smith of Amana, Kimberly (Jack) Shaw of Mesa, AZ, and John and Emily Schuhmacher of Ankeny; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn Wilson (Bobby Burgess) of Cedar Rapids, Mackenzie (Andy) Kasner of South Amana and Nicholas Wilson of Indianola; two great-great-grandchildren, Scarlet Burgess and William Kasner; and a sister Shirley Neumann of Amana.






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