Friday, July 18, 2014


Rose Marie (Dvorak) Conner
Passed away March 20th, 2014
at Mercy Hospital.
Rose was born February 21st, 1920
on her Family Farm, near Garner, Iowa.
She was the daughter of John J. Dvorak and Emma I. {Hanzlick} Dvorak.
John came from Czechoslavokia, in the early 1900's Emma was also Czech, but was born here.
When Rose was born, the Dr. told Emma, there was little hope for the tiny infant.
Her Mother, wouldn't give up on 'Rosie'.
 she kept her in a small dresser drawer, on the wood burning Cook Stove's Warming Oven's door.
Rosie 'lived' 94 years.
Rose was a Licensed Beautician. She and her sister, Helen Turnbull {husband, Roger } owned and operated their own Salon before they married. Rose married Lester Norenberg in the early '40's.
They had three children Cheryl Schafer (husband, Jim} of Toddville, Iowa. Larry Norenberg
of Marion, Iowa. Merry Jo  Collop {husband, Wayne} of Richland WA.
She later divorced.
Rose remarried April 2nd. 1960, to Marion W. Conner they had one daughter 
Barbara Conner 
{husband John Helm} of Fairfax, Iowa.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marion, brother, Frank Dvorak of Cedar Rapids {Florence}
sister Helen, and daughter, Chery.
Rose had 8 grandchildren, and 9
great grandchildren.
Rose worked hard, her entire life. She loved life. Loved animals, and people.
She enjoyed singing, and sang until she went 'Home'. 
Her laugh, would light up a room, she was Loved by many.
We will be having a Celebration of Rose's Life on July 26th, 2014
from 2 until 6 p.m.
at the home of her daughter, Barb.
{101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa}
Friends and Family, are Welcome to join us.
We will have some of Rose's Favorite dishes.
Feel free to bring a covered dish... if you wish, but come visit. 
Thanks to some Special Folks, at Heritage, who looked out for our Mom.

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