Rosemary A. Rosel

Dec 30, 2020


A private interment for family will be held at a later date.




Memorials may be directed to the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.  

Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family. 


Rosemary Anne Rosel, 76, of Boone and formerly of Hudson and Waterloo, passed away on December 30, 2020 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Rosemary was born on October 18, 1944 in Nyack, NY to Eleanor and Angelo DeBello.  She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1962.  Rosemary worked at Cutler Hardware Co. as an executive secretary where she met James Charley. They were married February 16, 1963 and later divorced.  From this union, she was blessed with four children, John, Jeff, Deanna and Allen. Rosemary spent many years in Hudson, IA as a wife, mother and school volunteer.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church singing in the choir, playing the piano/organ, teaching Sunday School, and involved in many women’s groups.  She truly enjoyed and loved watching her 4 kids play sports and participate in the fine arts as they grew up.  She spent countless hours at the ball fields, band concerts, chorus programs, plays and musicals.

In 1980 Rosemary began working for AEA Education as a teacher associate and spent the rest of her career working at various schools.  Each school had a special place in her heart.  After retiring, she moved to Boone, Iowa to be closer to her daughter.  Most of all, she loved being a mom and grandmother.  She had many fond memories of family get togethers, dinners, picnics, and visiting with friends and family.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, John (Barb) Charley of Cedar Falls, IA, Jeff (Michelle) Charley of Reinbeck, IA and Al Charley of Prior Lake, MN; daughter, Deanna (Jeff) Sandegren of Luther, IA; nine grandchildren, Nick (Julie) Charley, Kelsey (Joe) Germain, Ethan (Abby) Charley, Austin Charley, Olivia Charley, Zach Carlyle, Justin (Alexi) Carlyle, Samantha (Mike) Krueger & Carter Charley; three step-grandchildren, Megan Sandegren, Carie (Brian) Oakleaf and Jamie Krueger; three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Emma and Oliver Charley; step-great-grandson, Jace Krueger; sister, Judy Wells of Cape Coral, FL; brother, Gary (Cheri) Lehr of Hudson, IA; and six nieces and four nephews. 

Rosemary’s family would like to share their appreciation and say a special thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at the Israel Family Hospice House.

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  1. Mitch & Cindy Ubben | Jan 03, 2021

    So sad to hear of Rose's passing. Deepest sympathy and much love to her family. 

  2. Cheryl Einsweiler | Jan 03, 2021
    Oh kids, I am so sorry to hear this.  Rosie was just a great lady and always so good to me when I had you all as students in Hudson.  I will always have such wonderful memories of her, and will keep her and you in my prayers. 
  3. Barb Eastman Dietz | Jan 02, 2021

    Rosemary was always such a delight to be around!  Fun!Sweet! Great outlook on life!  We 1st met at Irving Elementary, my very 1st friend.  Many high school memories & it was fun to reconnect when she worked at Hoover.  A life well lived, Rosemary!

  4. Lisa Evers Dorn | Dec 30, 2020
    This is how I will always remember you, Rose. ❤️ Sending hugs to Judy, Gary, Cheri, and the entire Charley clan. I have lots of good memories at 205 Ardis. 

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