In loving memory of

Rosella Marie Dyas
January 21, 1919 - October 7, 2020

Rosella M. Dyas, 101, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A private family graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa. At Peace Cremation Services have taken place. There is no public visitation or service planned. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Rosella Marie Burkert was born on January 21, 1919 in Andrew, Iowa, to Lloyd and Nettie (Gnade) Burkert. She was a graduate of Andrew High School. She married Thomas Edward Dyas on August 19, 1937 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1996.

Rosella was a homemaker and had also worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa in the service department for many years until retirement. She was an avid reader.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Richard (Nancy) Dyas of Maquoketa, IA, and Willard (Nan) Dyas of OR; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Lloyd, sisters Leta, Florence and Charlotte, and a son Floyd.

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Marilyn Ruggeberg wrote on Oct 10, 2020:

"So very sorry for your loss. Hugs."

Rodger and Pat Schnoor wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

" Richard and Willard and families Sorry for the loss of your Mother. "

Linda Schilberg wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"Much sympathy to all of Rosie\'s family. I feel so sad I lost a true friend. RIP Rosie, you deserve it. Linda Schilberg"

Dianne Fuller wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"My sympathy to her entire family. She was certInly a sweet soul and one of a kind. "

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Oct 8, 2020:


Mavis J. Kaczinski wrote on Oct 8, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers to the family. What a very fine lady Rosella was, always had a wonderful out look on life. Rest in Peace my friend!"

Steph Davison wrote on Oct 8, 2020:

"Love and Sympathy To All Of Her Family ?"

Kenny and Peggy Head-Costello wrote on Oct 7, 2020:

"Dyas family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. "

Judy woods wrote on Oct 7, 2020:

"Richard and Nancy so sorry to see your mom\'s passing"

Wayne and Barbara Mayberry wrote on Oct 7, 2020:

"What a long life! Wayne and I extend our sympathy to all the family. "