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Rosemary "Rosie" Weeks

March 8, 1943 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 74)

Rosemary "Rosie" Weeks, age 74, a resident of Norwalk, Iowa (formerly of Des Moines), died peacefully Friday evening, May 5, 2017 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk.  She chose the gift of donation by giving her body to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for study and research.

Rosemary "Rosie", the daughter of Morris and Rose (Knapp) Weeks, was born on March 8, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Rose taught Math for over 30 years to 7th graders in Messina, NY and at St Pius X and St James - Seton in Omaha, NE. She also worked at Aksarben, Prairie Meadows and Oaklawn Park Horse Racing Tracks. She was a hospice volunteer at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa.  She loved going to musicals and concerts with her friends, camping, hot air balloon rides and spending time with her family.  She met her husband Lyle Ridnour in 1982. Together they spent many happy years together living in Altoona, Iowa and Hot Springs, Arkansas.  They enjoyed traveling and visiting with their many friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Ridnour, in 2007, and a brother, Ed Weeks.  She is survived by Lyle's daughter, Angie (Ridnour) Spangenberg and husband, Randy; their children Jared (Tricia) Spangenberg, Brock (Kristina) Spangenberg, Paige (Spangenberg) Baumert and husband Beau; step great-grandchildren Jacob, Brett, Kate, Zac, Elle, Jack, Liv and Ryan; a cousin, Bill (Ann) Weeks; a foster brother, Milt (Stella) Thiem; and a host of many good friends, other relatives, and a very special dog, Mazzie.

O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family please sign her on-line guest book.  Memorials in her memory may be sent to Colleen's Dream Foundation (Ovarian Cancer Researcher) and the Humane Society of Polk County (IA).


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