Rosella Fausnaugh, 101


Lime Springs -  Rosella S. Fausnaugh, age 101 of Cresco, Iowa, and formerly of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at  Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lime Springs.
Rosella was born July 7, 1915 on a farm in rural Elma, Iowa to Charles and Mary (Bucholtz) Ball. She graduated from Elma High School and attended the Cedar Falls Teachers College (currently UNI). She married Ralph Fausnaugh on Oct. 23, 1939 in Elma. 
Rosella taught elementary school for 31 years; first for 17 years in rural country schools, later retiring from the Howard-Winneshiek School District. She played piano at local nursing homes and Cresco’s senior meal center. She also helped with Howard County’s Fair Flower building. Rosella enjoyed traveling, fishing, gambling and dancing to polka, waltz and two-step music. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Evans Home of which she was on the Care Review Committee. She was a member of a card club, flower club, Retired Teachers Association and a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and its circles. 
In 2006 Rosella received from the State of Iowa the Governor’s Volunteer Award from then Gov. Thomas J. Vilsack. In 2011 she was Grand Marshal of Lime Springs Sweet Corn Days Parade.
Rosella is survived by three children, Dean (Betty) Fausnaugh of Laurel, Mont., Karren (Randy) Veil of Burnsville, Minn. and Kay (Jim) Yanecek of Burnsville; five grandchildren, Peggy Sue (Sean) Leary, Pamela Powers, Jacquelyn (Steven) Davis, Brad (Stephanie) Yanecek and Jill (Jim) Steffes; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; a son, Duane in infancy; five brothers, Orville Ball, Herman Ball, Albert Ball, Victor Ball and Lester Ball; and four sisters, Laura Gaskins, Sally Pogose, Helen Carlson and Gertrude “Tootsie” Hedrick.

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