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1927 Kathleen 2024

Kathleen Ann Rose

March 10, 1927 — February 5, 2024

Kathleen Ann Rose passed away on February 5, 2024, in Sun City, Arizona at nearly 97 years old. Born on March 10, 1927, in Sioux Falls, SD, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Lucy Duncan. Kathleen grew up in Cresco, IA and later moved to a farm near Postville, IA. 

Kathleen was known for her kind and loving nature, and her generosity was endless. Her presence made the world a better place, and her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. 

Throughout her tenure as an elementary school teacher, Kathleen imparted knowledge and values that would last a lifetime for her students. Her passion for education was paralleled only by her commitment to her own family and friends. She found joy in her hobbies, which included crafting, reading, and baking. 

Kathleen is survived by her children, Susan Mauro and Steven Rose (Susan); grandchildren, Chris Mauro (Jill), Brax Rose (Skylar), and Kirby Mauro (Josh); great-grandchildren, Jacey, Brenna, Jameson, Lucy, Kinsley, Harper, Ridleigh, Isla, and Luca; and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Johnson and Jeanette Duncan. Predeceased by her cherished husband Don, granddaughter Lindsey, sister-in-law Ivanell, siblings Gene, Angelo, and Devota, Kathleen leaves behind a legacy of love and nurturing that will not be forgotten. 

In keeping with her lifelong generosity, those who wish to honor Kathleen's memory may make a contribution to Hospice of the Valley. This gesture will continue her legacy of caring and support for others in their time of need.

 The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Menke Funeral Home of Sun City, AZ for their dignified and caring handling of Kathleen's final arrangements. 

Kathleen Rose will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. A service to celebrate Kathleen's life will be scheduled at a later date. Her grace and spirit will be deeply missed, yet her influence will continue to be felt by all who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.

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