Rose Fiedler

Rose Anna (Klahs) Fiedler, 102, of Newell, Iowa and formerly of Scranton, Iowa died May 7, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society of Newell.

Funeral Mass took place Wednesday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service at the church.

Rose “Rosella” Anna (Klahs) Fiedler was born January 17, 1916, the daughter of Nicholas J. Klahs and Catharine M. (Lappe) Klahs. She grew up on a farm near Carroll, Iowa with her brothers and sisters. She was baptized and confirmed in the St. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll.

Rose graduated from 8th grade at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in 1930 and graduated from High School in Carroll in 1934. After graduation Rose worked at the hospital in Carroll and also worked as a waitress until she was married.

Rose married Elmer J. Fiedler on November 21, 1940 at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. Rose and her husband moved to the farm near Scranton and farmed together as a team. Together, they believed in hard work and doing things the natural way. The farm has been and still remains an organic farm. Rose was an avid gardener and loved dancing. Rose lost her dear husband to a farm accident in 1995. Rose was the last remaining member of her generation of the Klahs family.

Those left to cherish her memories are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Catharine Klahs; brothers, Joseph (Minnie & Grace) Klahs and Elmer (Myra) Klahs; sisters: Marie (Jack) Kennar, Clara (Ray) Henkenius and Leona (Fritz) Hager.

The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

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