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Rose Mary Newgaard, 76, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in Jefferson City. She was born October 29, 1935, the daughter Claude and Beulah (Hammond) Braden. Rose and Eugene Newgaard married on August 15, 1954. Rose was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved being a homemaker and her sons and grandchildren were the center of her life. Rose spent many enjoyable times attending their sporting events and other activities. She was a great cook and loved to sew. Rose kept busy caring for the elderly and cleaning homes after Eugene died in 1989. She also walked many miles during her daily five mile walks. Rose is survived by two sons, Terry (Carol) Newgaard and Trent Newgaard, of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Justin (Krista) Newgaard, Paige (Jade) Newgaard and Morgan Newgaard; two great-grandchildren, Quinn Newgaard and Lexie Newgaard; her brother, Eldon "Bud" Braden; her sister, Jean Bates; four nieces, Pam and Trish Bates and Melva and Sandy Braden and six nephews, Barry Braden, Kevin and Mark Bates and Monte, Gary and Nero Lantz; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by her son, Michael Newgaard; her sister, Cleola Braden; and nephews, Alan Lantz and David Braden. Rose's family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home in Sedalia. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at Roland Cemetery, Roland, Iowa. Online condolences may be shared at EwingSchutteSemlerFH.com.
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