Eugene “Gene” Rosauer


Date: Sat, January 9, 2016
Start time: 10:30 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
La Porte City, IA
Arrangements By:
Overton Funeral Home, Dysart


Date: Fri, January 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Overton Funeral Home
Dysart, IA

Eugene “Gene” Rosauer

January 26, 1922 - January 2, 2016

Eugene “Gene” Leonard Rosauer was born on January 26, 1922, in Eagle Center, the son of Leonard and Elizabeth (Schmitz) Rosauer. He graduated from St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel High School in Eagle Center. On February 26, 1946, Gene was united in marriage to Margaret Farrell at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blessing. Gene was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed farming with his son for nearly 40 years. He also spent ten years as a 4H leader, nine years on the Tama Benton Coop Board, was named Iowa Master Swine Producer in 1973 and Cow Calf Man of the Year in Benton County. He was also featured on the cover of Wallaces Farmer magazine in November of 1987 and served twelve years as Chief Ranger of the Catholic Foresters. Gene was an avid New York Yankee fan and had a passion for farming, especially Hereford Cattle. Gene died at the age of 93 on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at his home in Dysart. He was preceded in death by his wife; great granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Rosauer; four sisters, Evelyn, Ardella, Margaret, and Magdalen; and a brother, Donald. Gene is survived by a son, Wayne (Ann) Rosauer of Dysart; five grandchildren, Ryan (Shannon) Rosauer of Junction City, Kansas, Matthew (Jill) Rosauer of La Porte City, Renae (Steve) Masbruch of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Dan) Ibeling of Denver, and Kelsey Rosauer of Cedar Falls; eight great grandchildren, Abigail, David, Benjamin, Luke, Jacob, Kathleen, Cael, and Madelyn; and a sister-in-law, Earlene Rosauer.


Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Dysart.  Please direct memorials to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in memory of Grace Elizabeth Rosauer or Cedar Valley Hospice.

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