Harriett Jane Roos (September 20, 2013)

11321 Photo oval 300 dpiJuly 16, 1929 ~ September 20, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013
1:00-9:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
The family will be present to greet friends from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
11:00 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Husband – Eddie Roos of Harlan, IA
1 Son – Tom Roos of Seattle, WA
2 Daughters – Jane (Wayne) Blackwell of Mount Pleasant, TX
Beth (Brad) Lunt of Bountiful, UT
1 Brother – Raymond Zigtema of Tyler, TX
4 Grandchildren
5 Great-grandchildren
Other Relatives & Friends

Harriett Jane Roos, the daughter of Henry and Jessie (Post) Zigtema, was born on July 16, 1929, in Cherokee, Iowa. She grew up and graduated from Orange City (Iowa) High School in 1947. For a time, she cared for her brother, Sam, an injured veteran. On April 6, 1950, Harriett married Eddie Dean Roos at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple lived in Orange City until Eddie was called into military service in 1952, and they moved to Augusta, Georgia. They moved to Harlan, Iowa, in 1956. Beginning in 1984, Harriett and Eddie lived in Tyler, Texas; they returned to Harlan in 1994.

Harriett was an active member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan. She had also been active in the American Legion Auxiliary, and served as the group’s president during 1958-59. Harriett truly enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking and caring for her children and husband. She later taught Eddie her cooking and homemaking tips. She liked to spend time reading mysteries, playing bridge, dancing, and going to garage sales.

Harriett J. Roos died on Friday, September 20, 2013, at her home in Harlan, Iowa, having reached the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 4 days.

Harriett was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eddie Roos of Harlan, Iowa; one son, Tom Roos of Seattle, Washington; two daughters, Jane (Wayne) Blackwell of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Beth (Brad) Lunt of Bountiful, Utah; one brother, Raymond Zigtema of Tyler, Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Rev. Donna Ewert of the Congregational United Church of Christ, Harlan, Iowa, officiating. Janet Leader served as the organist and Ron Moon was the soloist. Casket bearers were Mark Garrett, Larry Wunder, Vern Holtmyer, Bud Vogelzang, Dave Rozeboom, Arnie VandeVegte, and Ron Mosher. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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3 Responses to Harriett Jane Roos (September 20, 2013)

  1. Kelvin & Christina Coenen says:

    Please accept our condolences for your loss. Just spoke with Dad and mentioned that Harriet had passed away. We both have very fond memories of Harriet, she was such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    Kelvin & Christina Coenen

  2. Kathy Tallman Anselmo says:

    So many memories growing up of the friendship shared with our family!
    I wish I could make it back to Harlan for the services – please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless,
    Kathy Tallman Anselmo

  3. Bonnie Briley says:

    Dearest family,
    I am soo sorry for your loss.
    I will never forget Harriet as growing up.
    She always made me laugh. She is a very special lady.
    I want you to know you are all on my thoughts
    and prays.
    God bless you!
    Bonnie Briley

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