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Rosalie Barbara Lade

Le Mars, Iowa

Feb 23, 1939 – Aug 18, 2019 (Age 80)


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Rexwinkel Funeral Home - Le Mars Obituary

Rosalie Barbara (Brouillette) Lade, 80, of Carmichael, CA, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Aegis Living in Carmichael, California.

Funeral Service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through

Rosalie was born and raised in Le Mars as the third child of Freeman ‘Frenchy’ and Vida (Atwood) Brouillette. She always told great stories of her upbringing in Le Mars.  Rosalie married Albert D. Lade Jr. on December 17, 1958. Together they raised 5 boys. They called several places home including: Hawaii, California, Washington state, and Minnesota; but Iowa was where their hearts were and they returned to Le Mars in 2006 where they lived until Al’s passing in 2010. Due to health reasons, Rosalie returned to California where her family could help her more effectively.

Rosalie worked in several professional fields. Some of her more notable and proud ones being a nursing assistant in Minnesota on the OB/Gyn floor where she helped deliver several babies including the daughter of a neighbor and good friend.  She also managed a service station that she and Al owned in California and her last career before retirement was the manager of a floor covering store in California.

Rosalie was a great friend to many as well as a second mom to all the friends of her sons and her many nieces and nephews. She always had good advice and freely shared it when you needed to hear it.

Rosalie is survived by her five sons and eleven grandchildren:  David (Sandee) Lade of Truckee, California and his daughters: Raschell, Sara, and Heather; Chris Lade of Fair Oaks, California and his daughters: Brittany (Shea) Lemos and Melissa; Albert ‘Dean’ Lade III of Milwaukie, Oregon and his children: Albert ‘DJ’ Lade IV and Jenna; Byron Lade of  San Jose, California; and Aaron (Megan) Lade of Florence, Oregon and his children: Haley, Macali, XanaMoon, and Aris; two great grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Nina) Brouilette of Wheatland, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosalie is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Albert. 

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Dear Rosalie and Al's children. My heart is with you at this time of grief and loss. She and your Dad were wonderful friends who stood in at our wedding many years ago in Carmel, California. We saw them once again on a visit back to LeMars after Al had retired. I will always remember our wedding and their graciousness in helping us with the photographs and all else. I tried to send flowers and a message, however, I received a notice today that the flowers and message were not able to be...

My last visit with Rosalie and Al

Rosalie and Al are my godparents. Though they're gone from this plane, they will always live with me in my heart and thoughts. As long as I am here they will be with me.

Rosalie is my second mom, always ready with advice. "Don't back down from bullies, especially if that bully is Dino or Chris. Stand up to them. Sock them in the nose and they'll leave you alone." Unfortunately it had been years since I'd been able to visit with Rosalie. Mom and dad would always update me...

My sincerest condolences to all 5 of Rosalie's boys, their significant others, grandchildren & the many, many people Rosalie touched with her warmth, caring & sense of humor!!

When I was a very young man, I took dance lessons from Rosalie and she was a fantastic dancer. I remember her father and mother and always knew she would be a success. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Our deepest condolences Dave. Cheryl and I are thinking if you!!

Oh sweet Rosalie you will be missed greatly. I still remember being with you and Uncle Al growing up in California. You taught my father so much. I definately have a special place in my heart for you. Love you!!

Our Hearts go out to you Brother as you deal with the loss of your mom....

Dear family, I wish you strength as we say good bye to Aunt Rosalie. Much love to all.