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Rose Marie Persinger

Rose Marie Antionette Persinger, 94, of Hornick, Iowa passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Ticonic United Methodist Church in Ticonic, Iowa with Reverend Jena Finch-Manchester and Hospice Chaplain Dale Wolf officiating. Burial was in Grant Township Cemetery in rural Ticonic, Iowa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service of Onawa, Iowa.  Condolences may be left online for the family at

Rose Marie Antionette Persinger was born September 3, 1925 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of George and Lenora (Gardipe) LaBrune. She grew up in Sioux City and attended East High School.

Rose Marie worked at the Kresge Drug Store in Sioux City, Iowa and at her sister’s restaurant in Wahoo, Nebraska for several years.

Rose Marie and Rex Persinger were united in marriage on April 24, 1946 at the Persinger family farm where the couple now lived. They spent many years together on the farm working side by side and raising their children.

Rose Marie enjoyed raising and tending to all her flowers on the farm and playing cards.  She was a member of the Ticonic United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, and the Whiting American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her loving husband of 73 years, Rex Persinger of Hornick, Iowa; two sons, Rex C. Jr. (Sara) Persinger of Hornick, Iowa and Mark L. Persinger of Hornick, Iowa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lenora; many brothers and sisters; and two daughters-in-law, Brenda Persinger and Kathleen Persinger.

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