Rosa Thomas

Rosa Christina Thomas was born August 23, 1917 at Mallard. She was the daughter of Robert Ulrich and Ida Grund Ulrich. Rosie, as she was known, attended country school in Mallard.

Rosie married Raymond Thomas on December 4, 1940 in Mallard. They lived in Mallard until 1944 when they moved to Jamaica. Rosie enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo. She was a member of the Jamaica Union Church Ladies Aid.

Rosie Thomas died August 17, 2014 at the Panora Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 96 years of age.  Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, three sisters, Anna Dorweiler, Bertha Webber and Vi Christensen; and a brother, Frank Ulrich.

Rosie is survived by her two daughter and their families. Daughter Deloris Crees and husband Boyd of Goldfield have three children: Tom Crees and wife Tracy Lynn of Goldfield and their children, Ashley and husband Tyler Reiter and Heather Crees and fiancé Brandon Evje; Brad Crees and wife Tracy Marie of Goldfield and their children, Hilary Meinke and husband Mitchell, Branden Crees and Bret Crees; and Jolene Rasmussen and husband Tim of Clarion and their children Blaire Rasmussen and Levi Rasmussen. Daughter Sharon Mays and husband Roger of Des Moines have two children: Raymond and wife Jami Mays of Norwalk and their children Riley Mays and Regan Mays; and Adam Mays and wife Melinda of West Des Moines and their daughter Sidney Mays.

Also surviving is a sister: Marie Bonnsetter of Emmetsburg; a brother Walter Ulrich of Bancroft; sister-in-law: Freda Thomas of Des Moines; other relatives and friends.

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