Romana Rolsch

June 17, 1921 ~ November 28, 2005 (age 84)


Romana C. Rolsch, 84, of Moline, passed away, November 28th at Trinity Medical Center, Terrace Park, Bettendorf, with family by her side.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 1, 2005, 9:30 a.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, and 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Visitation is Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 4:30 pm to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, where the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society will recite a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Burial services will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Gift Foundation or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Romana Catherine Rolsch was born June 17, 1921, in Racine Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Catherine Leuker Zlevor. She married Paul Frederick Rolsch, July 28, 1951 in Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Racine.

Romana or Monie as she was known attended St. Catherine’s High School in Racine. Romana had a true love for the city she was born and raised, Racine. Romana had a true passion and love for Lake Michigan, and Wind Point Lighthouse both landmarks of Racine.

Romana in her earlier youth enjoyed camping vacations with her parents and horseback riding in the countryside with friends. Romana had modeled for various department stores in Racine. Prior to her marriage she worked as a secretary at Von Schrader’s Manufacturing, and later at J. I. Case Company, all in Racine. Romana was an accomplished swimmer and an avid golfer. In fact, Romana and Paul initially met during a golf outing at Shoop Golf Course in Racine.

Romana’s interest included puzzles and she could not be beat at Wheel of Fortune. She loved to cook and being a hostess, planting and gardening flowers, arts and crafts, mystery television shows. Most importantly Romana loved to spend time with her family.

Romana attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Moline. Romana was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church , the Altar and Rosary Society and served as a “Heavenly Duster”.

Romana was a gentle, loving person whose simplicity won over the hearts of those she met and became friends with. Romana’s simple qualities will be missed very much by her family and friends.

Pallbearers requested by Romana include: Brian and Jeff Nowack, Matt and Steve Rasmussen, Clarence “Al” Tevis(Honorably) and Colonel (Dr.) Jeff Fullenkamp(Iraq).

Survivors include daughters and sons in law, Paula and Steve Rasmussen, Moline. Chris and Jeff Nowack, Bettendorf, Iowa. Sons Gary, Jude and Jeff Rolsch all of Moline. Grandchildren Matthew and Faith Rasmussen, Brian Nowack and Caitlin and Alex Rolsch. Romana was preceded in death by her parents and husband respectively.

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