In loving memory of

Ida Rose Barone
November 11, 1934 - May 18, 2020

Ida Rose (Fandel) Barone was born November 30, 1934, in Whittemore, IA, the daughter of Ralph and Hildred (Elbert) Fandel. She attended and graduated from St. Cecelia Academy in 1952. Ida Rose moved to California in 1953. She started working for Union Bank of California where she worked for 25 years.

Ida Rose was united in marriage to Robert Anthony Barone on January 28, 1956, in San Diego, California. Together they lived in California until moving back to Algona in 1993. Ida Rose was a devoted Catholic, she was a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and was an avid card player. They never had children of their own, but she was very involved in the lives of her nieces and nephews.

Ida Rose died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. She was 85.

Ida Rose is survived by her sisters, Alice Flock of La Crosse, WI; brother, Mike (Rosemary) Fandel of Cedar Rapids, IA; sister-in-law, Darlene Fandel of Cedar Rapids, IA; brothers and sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Ralph and Hildred Fandel; her siblings, Willard (Glenese) Fandel, Josephine (Paul) Rink, Ralph (Mary) Fandel Jr., Gervase (Butch) Luedke, Robert (Dorthea) Fandel, Shirley (Gene) Nichols, Stanley (Cleo) Fandel, Tom (Jo) Fandel, Donald Fandel, Mary Ilah Fandel, and Carol (Rev. Mr. Mark) McGuire.


Peter Eley wrote on Jun 2, 2020:

"Ida Rose and I worked in California many years ago. We kept in touch regularly. I will miss our chats on the phone. She was a special lady that was very much loved! ??"

Audrey Hanson wrote on May 30, 2020:

"Rose was such a very nice and sweet lady. We will miss her at Michael Heights. Audrey Hanson"

Sue Seebecker wrote on May 24, 2020:

"I worked with Ida at the credit union. She was a sweet women with a heart of gold. I loved listening to her stories of California. Her and Bob had so many adventures together and I\'m so glad they are now together in heaven having the best adventure of their lives."

Chuck Huber wrote on May 23, 2020:

"Rosie and I were constant companions in high school - St. Cecilia?s Academy - Algona, Iowa, Class of 1952. Her dad worked for the Parish. She was the first girl I ever kissed! The photograph was taken November 1953 in El Cajon, California, as we said our goodbyes - not to meet again until our high school?s 50th reunion at Charlie?s Supper Club, Algona, Iowa. "

Jeanne Marth wrote on May 22, 2020:

"Ida rose was a wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face.Enjoyed the times we spent together at Michael its Lacrosse Wis.My sympathy and prayers to the family. Jeanne and Ron Marth."

Carol Taylor wrote on May 22, 2020:

"Rip aunt Rosie thank u n love u with all my heart. Carol Fandel Taylor "

Betty Erpelding wrote on May 21, 2020:

"I worked with Ida for several years at the credit union. She was the sweetest, most reliable and non-judgemental lady. She always saw the good in people and she loved her Bob so much. I am sure they are embracing and having a wonderful reunion in heaven. May you Rest In Peace. Betty Erpelding"

Cathy Lloyd wrote on May 20, 2020:

"My thoughts are with you."

Mark McGuire IV Family wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Aunt Rosie was always such a joyful person. I am so glad my family had the great privilege of knowing and loving her. We always looked forward to seeing her on vacations and catching up. She was always ready for an adventure and full of stories. She will forever be in our hearts and our prayers. "

Ken Frideres wrote on May 20, 2020:

"We are saddened to hear of Ida?s passing. We so enjoyed working with her on the Saint Cecelia?s funeral dinner committee, her 3 bean salad and Ken loved watching her win at Noon Kiwanis bingo on Monday nights. Rest In Peace Ida Rose. Ken & Betty Frideres"

laura groch wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Aunt Rose was a wonderful person and we loved her very much. So saddened to learn of this news, but so glad we had a nice chat with her a couple of weeks earlier. She and Uncle Bob fully enjoyed the California lifestyle while they were there. She will be deeply missed by her large, loving family, but we know she is happily reunited with Bob and other relatives. God speed, Aunt Rose. -- Laura and Greg Groch"

Ron and Cathy Nichols wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Aunt Rosie was a wonderful lady. She will be missed by many but will remain forever in memory and thought. Hugs, thoughts and prayers of comfort to all in the coming days. Ron and Cathy Nichols"

Jay Beenken wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Ida was a customer of mine for many years, She would always greet you with a smile and I enjoyed our delightful conversations. She will truely be missed . "

Carol Wilke wrote on May 20, 2020:

"We\'ll miss you Aunt Rosie. I\'m so glad I had a chance to spend time with you last year. Rest in peace."