Rose Pfander, 86
Rose Pfander, 86 of Corning entered eternal rest on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Lenox. Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning with Pastor Tim Maxa officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for future designation. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Rose Marie Pfander was born on September 28, 1934, the daughter of Marion Nathaniel and Hazel Marie (Hoops) Wilson in Gravity, Iowa. She graduated from Sharpsburg High School with the class of 1953. On June 18, 1954, Rose married Donald L. Pfander at the Sharpsburg Parsonage. Three children would bless this marriage: Diane, Donette and Darla.
Rose worked as a secretary for the Adams County Farm Bureau for several years. To this day people still remember her welcoming smile, her filing system and comment often on her wonderful penmanship in which she took great pride.
A few of Rose’s hobbies were camping , sewing and playing games as she had a very competitive streak. She loved animals, especially dogs. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was very close to her nieces and nephews and her brother and sister were very important to her. Above all else, her grandchildren were who she held most dear. She taught them many life lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Rose was a trusted and active member of the Corning Christian Church where she assisted with communion. She later was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Rose was very generous with her time as she delivered meals on wheels and helped out during elections working at polling locations.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Diane James and husband Burton of Corning and Darla Dixon and husband Lowell of Council Bluffs; grandchildren: Shawn James and wife Jennifer, Shannon Romans and husband Allen, Shane James and fiancé Janet Vu Nguyen, Shelby Miller and husband Eric, Alex Dixon and Joseph Dixon; great grandchildren: Jacob, Daniel and Matthew Kinyon, Lucas and Gabriel James; brother, Richard Wilson and wife Kay of Bedford; sister-in-law, Janet Barker and significant other Gene Howerton of Apache Junction, Arizona; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Rose in death were her husband, Donald in 2016; daughter, Donette in 1992; parents, Marion and Hazel; sister and brother-in-law, Lorrene and Quentin Beemer; brother-in-law, Ronald Barker; sister-in-law, Paulene Wilson and mother and father-in-law, Martha and Burl Pfander.
Rose Pfander, 86