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Rosemary Viola Pasker, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on February 12, 1926, in Petersburg, the daughter of Joseph and Bernadine (Nefzger) Dingbaum. Rosemary was raised in Petersburg and attended Catholic School.
On April 11, 1944, Rosemary was united in marriage to William “Bill” Pasker at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg. Eight children were born to this union. The couple farmed together in Delaware and Linn counties.Rosemary worked at Pamida in Manchester for 17 years. The couple had a wood shop at home and she was considered the brains of the operation.
Rosemary was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Rosemary and Bill enjoyed polka dancing and were members of Polka Club of Iowa, Cedar Valley Chapter. She liked creating rosaries, completing crossword puzzles, crocheting, and birdwatching. Rosemary also enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include her eight children, Richard (Ruth) Pasker of Central City, David (Mary) Pasker of Blairstown, Barbara (Steven) Roggow of Marion, Robert (Loretta) Pasker of Cedar Rapids, Kathleen (Chuck) Seelinger of Osceola, Sandra Uptegraph of Dubuque, Alan (Bridget) Pasker of Runnells, and Dean (Maureen) Pasker of Wyoming, Illinois; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elsie Dingbaum of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; two granddaughters, Vanessa Uptegraph and Megan Uptegraph-Coble; two grandsons, Roger Pasker and Terryl Pasker; son-in-law, Richard Uptegraph; and her eight siblings, Leonard Dingbaum, Irvin (Mary) Dingbaum, Edwin (Geneva) Dingbaum, Lavern (Doris) Dingbaum, Henrietta (Richard) Kluesner, Elizabeth (Robert) Luensmann, Antoinette (Joseph) Pasker, and Luella (John) Pasker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Good Neighbor Home.
The mass may be viewed at http://blessedtrinitycluster.com/livestream-mass.