Rosella Alons

Rosella Alons, age 79, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Troy Van Beek officiating. Burial in Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Rosella Alons was born on July 17, 1932 in Osceola County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Herman and Nancy (Fransen) Rook. She lived her youth in rural Osceola County and attended Melvin Community School. She also attended Sheldon Community School where she graduated from high school.

Rosella was united in marriage to Lester E. Doorenbos of Boyden, Iowa in March of 1954. Lester died in August of 1956.

Rosella was united in marriage to Arthur Alons of Sheldon, Iowa on November 5, 1975 at the Congregational Church in Sheldon. They lived in Sheldon.

Rosella worked at Bell Telephone for a few years before she was married to Lester. She later worked for the Sheldon Public School for many years and then J.C. Penney’s in Sheldon for many years, retiring in the early 1980’s.

She enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, traveling, and especially gardening. Arthur and Rosella went to Texas in the winter for 15 years, where they learned to square dance, which they really enjoyed.

She passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband: Arthur Alons of Sheldon, IA; her son: Steven Dean and Diane Doorenbos of Owatonna, MN; her daughter: Sandra Sue and John Mahosky of Currie, NC; step-children: Dianna and Calvin Van Beek of Sheldon, IA, David and Naty Alons of Las Vegas, NV, Edward and Sheryl Alons of Sheldon, IA, Dawn Kreck of Eagle Grove, IA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one twin brother: Robert and Phyllis Rook of Sheldon, IA; one sister-in-law: Tillie Rook of Rock Valley, IA; one brother-in-law: Sylvester “Bud” Harmelink of Melvin, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Lester Doorenbos; her parents; 2 brothers: Henry Rook and Wilbur Rook; one sister: Nancy Harmelink.

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