Rose Ada Grimm was born July 17, 1948, to Alfred and Mildred Peters Grimm. She was a 1966 graduate of Central Community Schools, DeWitt. She worked at C & J Farm Service in DeWitt. Rose married Virgil Wayne Meyer on July 11, 1970, at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. The couple resided in DeWitt, where they raised their three children. They also managed the Winsther Motel in DeWitt for a number of years. Rose was a Sunday school coordinator at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeWitt for many years. Her husband Virgil preceded her in death Feb. 24, 2011.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren no matter the activity. Rose enjoyed decorating the home for the holidays, maintaining family traditions, baking, gardening and caring for God's creatures, namely the birds and squirrels that stopped by to visit the gardens.
Surviving are three children, Judith Meyer, of DeWitt, Rebecca (Chris Smith) Meyer, of Clive and Terry (Janeen) Meyer, of DeWitt; four grandchildren, Karna Smith, Lydia Smith, Adelynne Meyer and Kennick Meyer; a sister, Rita West of DeWitt; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding Rose in death in addition to her husband were her parents and a sister, Ruth Ann Passig.
A service was held Monday at the Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt with the Rev. Peter Hoft officiating. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.
Memorials are suggested to UnityPoint Health Trinity Hospice music therapy program.
Pallbearers were Scott Porth, Chris Smith, Ronnie Steward, Art Barber, Roger Passig and Todd Weimerskirk. Honorary pallbearer was Kennick Meyer.