Rosemarie Nurre

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Jan 30, 1941
Departed on Mar 13, 2019


Rosemarie (Eiben) Nurre, 78, of Cedar Rapids died on March 13, 2019 of a sudden illness at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy surrounded by her family.  Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids with visitation one hour prior to service. Officiating: Father Phil Thompson. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home with a Vigil Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Burial: St. Francis Xavier Basilica Church Cemetery, Dyersville, Iowa. 

Survivors include her son, Steven (Jennifer) Nurre; daughter, Carolyn (David) Burger both of Cedar Rapids; her five grandchildren, Clayton, Garrett, and Eleanor Nurre, Alexandra and Matthew Burger; sister, Margaret Anne Dunn (James), of Arizona; sister, Mary Lou Larson, of Wisconsin; and brother, Tom Eiben, of Cedar Rapids. 

Preceding Rosemarie in death were her parents, husband, Alfred (Fritz) Nurre, and brother, William Eiben. 

Rosemarie was born January 30, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, to Garrett and Mary Eiben.  She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1961. She was a Registered Nurse for over 38 years and most of her years were spent working at Mercy Hospital.  In April, 1972, Rosemarie married Alfred (Fritz) Nurre at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. They raised their two young children in Dyersville until the passing of Fritz, then the family relocated to Cedar Rapids.  After retirement, Rosemarie started her own business Good Elf Delivery and Errand Service.  She enjoyed serving others and helping them with small jobs around their homes and running errands. 

Her passions were her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed spending time with them, attending their sporting events, and playing games with them. Rosemarie was a Friend of Noelridge volunteer and she loved caring for plants. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidering and quilting.  Rosemarie in her later years was interested in genealogy and her family ancestry. Rosemarie was a faithful person and spent time daily in prayer. 

A special thanks to the staff of Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy for their gracious care during her last days.  

Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Rosemarie.