Iris M. Rose Wiltse

Iris Marcille Jensen, daughter of Vernon A. and Eunice L. (Scheer) Jensen, was born at home on the farm east of Winnetoon, NE on August 18, 1941. Iris was baptized September 7, 1941 and was confirmed May 9, 1954 at Christ Lutheran Church, Creighton, NE. She attended country school and graduated from Creighton High School in May 1959. On January 17, 1960, Iris and Glen Rose were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church, Creighton. After they started their family, they moved to Seattle, WA. Iris had a loving, compassionate heart and enjoyed caring for people throughout her life. Because of this passion, she attended Northeast College and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. Her career took her to the Omaha metropolitan area where she raised her family. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, and making wine. She loved animals especially cats. Iris loved spending time with her children, family, and friends.

On October 29, 1997, Iris and Gerald Wiltse were united in marriage and made their home in Modale, IA. Iris continued working until 2003 when she retired. Iris and Gerald enjoyed their country home, roller skating, dancing, and taking care of their cats. In August 2012 Iris became a resident at the Longview nursing home where she had previously worked lovingly caring for others. On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Iris entered her eternal rest, surrounded by her family.

Survivors include her children: RoAnn and Martin McAndrew, Renita and Michael Black, Sandi and Tracy DeWitt, Sheri and Samuel Davison, and Scott Rose; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her brother Milan and Ro Jensen; her sisters, Dianne Greer and Marcille Jensen, her sister-in-law, Linda Jensen, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Iris was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Verle, her husband Gerald, two nephews, Arlen and Jayd, great niece, Samantha and one grandchild.

Blessed be the memory of Iris Rose.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Methodist Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa, following the committal service at the cemetery.


In Loving Memory Of


Iris M. Rose



August 18, 1941                             Winnetoon, Nebraska


Entered Into Rest

October 28, 2018                            Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                Pastor Marcille Jensen



Musical Selections

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”     “Amazing Grace”

“In The Garden”                 “I Know My Redeemer Lives”


Casket Bearers

Lacey Black                                                Joshua Black

Greg Black                                                Haley McMillin

Caleb DeWitt                                                 Levi DeWitt

Dehlia Black                                                  Asa DeWitt

Mercy McAndrew                                     Dakota DeWitt

Sophia McAndrew                                        Devin Biggs

Walker DeWitt                                        Arianna Davison


Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa



1 Condolence

  • Conni Jo Gatrost Posted October 30, 2018 1:11 pm

    Mike and Renita: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Just know that we are thinking of you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Family and crew at Enfield’s Tree Service, Inc.

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