Rose ‘Rosie’ Haskin, 78

Published 11:01 am Monday, April 27, 2015

Rose “Rosie” Haskin, 78, of Denver, Iowa, formerly from Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by her family at her residence in Denver.



Rose Theresa Haskin was born on Oct. 6, 1936, the daughter of John Jacob and Ruby Anna (Truhlar) Freese in Austin, Minnesota. She attended country school by the Ramsey Addition for seven years and then in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1955. On July 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to Ernest Cecil Haskin Jr. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. Rosie was employed at the Santa Claus Industries in Waterloo, Iowa, for three years and then began cooking for the Denver High School in 1968 for 28 years, before retiring in 1996.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver and the “Stardusters” Square Dance Club. Rosie enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, camping, trips to Minnesota, square dancing; however, what she enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends.

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Survivors are her husband, Ernest Haskin of Denver, Iowa; daughter, Ida Mae (Craig) Torgeson of Radcliffe, Iowa; four sons: Mark (Dina) Haskin of Denver, Iowa, Rick (Julie) Haskin of Lakeville, Minnesota, Brett (Bugs) Haskin of Onamia, Minnesota, and Brice Haskin (fiancé, Jenessa of Story City, Iowa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; four brothers: Jacob (Karen) Freese of Grand Meadows, Minnesota, Frank Freese of Austin, Minnesota, Joe (Betty) Freese of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ward (Sue) Freese of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; two sisters: Joyce Chapek of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Pearl Ferguson of Austin, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Ruby Freese; granddaughter, Cari Fleming; three brothers, Elmer Freese, John Henry Freese Jr. and Ray Freese; and a sister, Peggy Batdorf.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver with Pastor Larry Feldt officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and also an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice and online condolences for Rose may be left at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Denver is assisting the family with arrangements.