Rosetta Sylvia Cerny Seery
Rosetta Sylvia Cerny Seery, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died at her home of cancer Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at St. Jude Catholic Church by the Rev. Mark Reasoner with military services by the American Legion Post 727. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Solon.
Rosetta is survived by her daughter, Kay and Forrest (Chip) Moyer of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Jessica, Abby, and Jake Osborne, and Zach and Mikayla Moyer; two great grandchildren Aiden and Marcus Osborne; a sister-in-law Lois Seery of Galesburg, Ill.; nieces Eileen Rogers and Mary Louise Jenson; nephews William (BJ) Leonard and John Morris; and many great nieces and nephews.
Rosetta was preceded in death by her husband Waldo in 1986 and two sisters Mary Morris and Lavona Leonard.
Rosetta was born on Dec. 31, 1920, in Cedar County, the daughter of Joseph and Matilda (Miller) Cerny. Following her graduation from high school in 1938, she attended University of Northern Iowa. She served in the Navy during WWII as a Specialist G and was an instructor at the naval station in Memphis, Tenn. After her naval service, she graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters of Science in nutrition. She taught in schools in Cedar, Linn and Johnson counties. Rosetta was the head dietitian at St. Luke’s Hospital for seven years prior to her employment at Mercy Hospital where she worked for one year. She married Waldo Seery on Nov. 25, 1961, in Cedar Rapids. She had made her home in Solon prior to moving to Cedar Rapids in 1950. Rosetta was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughter of America, CRST Association for substitute teachers, St. Martha Circle, and the St. Mark Church and Witwer Senior Center.
Rosetta enjoyed trivia, conquering puzzles, and all sports especially the Hawkeyes. She was a huge Cubs fan.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Catholic Church.