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Rosella Dyas

Rosella M. Dyas, 101, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Oct. 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 Jan. 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 Aug. 19, 1937, in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 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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