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Rosella Dunn Harmon

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rosella Harmon
Rosella Dunn Harmon, 87, of Cherokee, died Monday Feb. 5, 2007 in Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, following a brief illness.

Services were held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee.

A scripture service was held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee.

Rosella was born Nov. 17, 1919 ,on the family farm in Cherokee County, to William A. and Mary J. (Pigott) Dunn. She attended school in Meriden, graduating from high school in 1938. After graduation, she worked for St. Vincent's Hospital in Sioux City, and then Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. She returned to Cherokee, in 1962 to care for her parents, and was then employed at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee as a unit secretary, retiring in 1983. On June 20, 1986 she married Ron Harmon in Ashton, Iowa. He preceded her in death Oct. 16, 2002. Her hobbies included knitting, visiting with friends and spending time in Arizona.

Survivors include her sister-in-law; Ardythe Dunn, of Cherokee, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Diane (Gary) Swanson and Debi (Dr. Cliff) Meylor, all of Sioux City; Jim (Karen) Dunn, of Moose, Wyoming; Mark (Shari) Dunn and Mary (Todd) Sechler, all of Cherokee; step-children, Larry (Colleen) Harmon, of Cherokee; Dean(Jan) Harmon, of Moline, Ill.; Mel (Joan) Harmon and Marlene (Virg) Madison, all of Mesa, Ariz.; Marilyn (Dick) Kreisel, of Aurelia; Special friends, Gary Chase, of Cherokee, and his family, Mike and Wanda Chase, Steve Chase, Vicki and Lanny Parrott and their children Aaron, Megan, Molly and Macey. Numerous step-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Ron), brothers (Wilbert, Lawrence and James; two nephews and a great niece; a step-daughter and her husband (Ron and Karen Brown) and her dear friend (Connie Chase)