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
11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018
Hennessey Funeral Home
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Marcille Jensen
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” “Amazing Grace”
“In The Garden” “I Know My Redeemer Lives”
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
Missouri Valley, Iowa