King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Rosanna Bartlett, 102, Fort Madison

Rosanna Bartlett, 102, Fort Madison

Rosanna Bartlett, 102, of Ft. Madison passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:20 PM at the Great River Hospice House.

   She was born on July 9, 1917 in Ft. Madison to Henry and Anna Wellman Vonderhaar. On September 19, 1940 she married Paul R. Bartlett in Ft. Madison and he passed away on December 11, 2008.  In her early years she was a telephone operator and worked at Sheaffer Pen.  Rosanna was a wife, mother and a homemaker, raising eight children. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.  Rosanna enjoyed playing cards, reading and spending time with her family. 

   Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Bill) Fowler of Dallas City and Jean (Bill) Smith of Iowa City; six sons, Roger (Mary Lou) Bartlett of Los Alamos, NM, Roy (Diana) Bartlett of Ft. Madison, Robert (Sharon) Bartlett of Ft. Madison, James Bartlett of Concord, CA, Donald (Denise) Bartlett of Ft. Collins, CO and David (Jane) Bartlett of Ft. Madison; twenty grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Charles; a granddaughter, Christina Stevens; one brother and two sisters. 

   The Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date in Gethsemane Cemetery.  The family will meet with friends following at a luncheon at Rolling Hall immediately following the mass.  Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  

   In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Sacred Heart Church and online condolences may be left at

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