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1934 Rosemary 2020

Rosemary Saunders

April 11, 1934 — June 13, 2020


Rosemary Saunders, the daughter of Albert Phillip and Helen Elizabeth (Wohn) Bellingtier was born April 11, 1934, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She was raised in the Fort Dodge area and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1952. 

    On September 2, 1959, Rosemary was united in marriage to Dean Saunders in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She worked at the regional office of Quaker Oats in Fort Dodge for eight years and then stayed home to raise their children.  Dean and Rosemary have made their home in Spencer, Iowa, since 1965.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer and held various church offices.  She served on the Spencer Library Board for six years and was the Clay County Fair Superintendent for the Textiles, Crafts and Arts Exhibit for many years.  She enjoyed playing Bridge, working puzzles and needle work.

    Rosemary passed away at her home on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the age of 86.  She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Anna Bellingtier, and brother-in-laws: Dale Saunders and Tom Crotts.

    Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dean of Spencer, IA; her children:  Karen Hanson (Dan) of West Des Moines, IA, Kevin Saunders (Cindy) of Olathe, KS, and Keith Saunders (Greta Truman) of Waukee, IA; six grandchildren: Emily, Sarah (Brent), Jordan, Kelsey, Ella and Graham; her siblings: Albert Bellingtier (Marietta) of Fort Dodge, IA, Marie Farmer (Jack) of Fort Dodge, IA, and Kathie Crotts of Cedar Rapids, IA; other relatives and many friends.


Private Family Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, June 17th at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, Iowa.  The services will be livestreamed and can be viewed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook page.

Cards can be sent to her husband, Dean Saunders - 1110 Pleasant Lane - Spencer, Iowa 51301

The family requests no flowers.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

Pastor Wendy Van Tassell
Emily Hanson
Brent Green
Jordan Saunders
Kelsey Saunders
Boomer Saunders
Stevie Saunders

Ella Truman
Graham Truman
There will be no public visitation.

"On Eagle's Wings"
"The Lord's Prayer"
By Wendy Van Tassell

ORGANIST: Sarah Hanson Green

"Amazing Grace"

Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa
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