Cecelia C. (Omvig) Roskamp

Cecelia “Celia” Roskamp, 93, of Kanawha, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha.

Funeral services for Celia Roskamp will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Kanawha Lutheran Church in Kanawha with Pastor Lee Nelson officiating.  Burial will take place at Amsterdam Township Cemetery in Kanawha.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 5-7 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East Second Street, in Kanawha and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Cecelia Clarice Roskamp, the daughter of Abel and Mary (Fosen) Omvig, was born on January 31, 1917 on the family farm near Kanawha.  She attended rural school and was confirmed in the Kanawha Lutheran Church.

Celia was united in marriage to Carl Roskamp on October 9, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  The couple farmed around Belmond from 1942 until Carl’s death on May 15, 1986.  Celia then moved into Kanawha in 1987 and entered the Community Home in 2007.
Celia was a member of the Kanawha Lutheran Church.  She loved to bake, especially her kringlas, and do her housework.  Celia took great pride in raising African Violets.

Celia is survived by her sister Mabel Peterson of Britt; sister-in-law Marjorie Omvig of Kanawha; brothers-in-law Bernard (Marg) Roskamp of Clarion and Gene (Lois) Roskamp of Rock Island, Illinois; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Joe, Oren, John and Art; and three sisters: Alice, Oviedia and Synneva.


Date: Monday, October 25, 2010
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Kanawha
118 East 2nd Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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