Rosella E. (Ruden) Jasper

Rosella E. (Ruden) Jasper

Rosella E. (Ruden) Jasper, age 94, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 4:25 a.m., on Monday, May 6, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Rosella’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church, 1701 Rhomberg Avenue, with Rev. Dwayne J. Thoman officiating. To celebrate Rosella’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Rosella was born on April 27, 1925, in Holy Cross, Iowa, daughter of Mike and Catherine (Neumann) Ruden.

Rosella was united in marriage to Donald Jasper on April 30, 1947, sadly they were only blessed with 14 years together, before he was called home ahead of her on May 6, 1961. After moving to Dubuque, Rosella went to work with the Dubuque Packing Company, Dubuque Stamping Company and Rainbo Tire/Tandem Auto Service. In her free time, Rosella enjoyed watching her Cubs, playing Bingo and cards, and sewing. Beyond a doubt Rosella was happiest when spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish Rosella’s memory include

her 4 children,
Dick (Jan) Jasper, Holy Cross, IA,
Dale (Barb) Jasper, Cassville, WI,
Terry (Ann) Jasper, Holy Cross, IA
and Tammy Jasper, Dubuque, IA;

11 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren;

and a sister, who is 103 years old,
Gert Ruden, Dubuque, IA.

Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Jasper; a great-grandson, Tyler Cummer; a brother, Frank Ruden; and 4 sisters, Marie (Clarence) Schmal, Stella (Pete) Krug, Barbara (Leonard) Backes and Catherine (Fritz) Krug.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Rosella’s doctors, nurses and caregivers, as well as the staff of Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Rosella and her family.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
May 14th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral service

Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Chuch
1701 Rhomberg Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa
May 15th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

2 condolences for Rosella E. (Ruden) Jasper
  1. Gary Strohmeyer says:

    Nancy and I are very sorry to read of the passing of your mom. It was always enjoyable to see both of you in the office. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary and Nancy Strohmeyer

  2. Phyllis Glab says:

    Dear Dick, Dale, Terry, and Tammy,
    We are so sorry for you loss. We are sad that circumstances prevent us from attending the funeral. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joe and Phyllis.

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