Rose M. Iversen
March 22, 1938 – June 28, 2020
Per her wishes, no formal services will be held for Rose M. Iversen, 82, of Chamberlain, SD.
A public celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Charly’s Restaurant and Lounge of Chamberlain, SD.
Internment of ashes will be at a later date at the Murdo Cemetery of Murdo, SD.
Rose M. Iversen died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at her home in Chamberlain, SD.
Rose M. Iversen was born March 22, 1938, at Aberdeen, SD, to Howard and Genevieve North.
She graduated from Murdo High School of Murdo, SD, in 1956.
She married Loren Wayne “Skip” Iversen on Jan. 31, 1959.
The two raised three children – Foster, Joel and Holly.
In addition to raising her children, Rose always held employment. She spent decades in administrative assistant roles for the Mitchell School District in Mitchell, SD, and St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.
She returned to work at St. Joseph’s Indian School in her later years as a
Rose lived a life of generosity and kindness. As the first owners of a color TV in Murdo, SD, everyone was invited to watch. When a dinner or cookout was held, everyone was given their fill.
In Chamberlain, SD, visitors were always welcome. From her seat at the kitchen table she claimed to have “drank and served enough beer to float a battleship.”
In her retired years, she enjoyed driving around Chamberlain, SD, and sharing the daily gossip – there wasn’t much that got by Rosie.
She also loved spending time at the Lode Star Casino and was particularly fond of all the casino employees who treated her so well over the years.
In her final days, Rose was happy to say she had lived her life to the fullest and had absolutely no regrets. She got to enjoy one last Miller Lite and listen to her favorite musicians like Floyd Cramer and The Statler Brothers.
Rose was blessed to spend her remaining weeks being visited by family and friends from around the nation.
Rosie was “everyone’s grandma” and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Loren Wayne “Skip” Iversen of Chamberlain, SD; her children, Foster Iversen and wife, Tammy of Chamberlain, SD; Joel Iversen of Murdo, SD, and Holly Iversen and husband, Kevin Kirchner of Ladd, Illinois; her grandchildren, Nathan Iversen of Chamberlain, SD, Carly Iversen of Chamberlain, SD, Casey Iversen of Chamberlain, SD, and Taylor (Iversen) Rice and husband, Adam of Absarokee, MT; a great grandson, Titus Rice; her sisters, Rita Johnson of Buffalo, WY, and Carol Mertens of Mitchell, SD; a brother, Jim North and wife, RuthAnn of Fort Myers, Florida, and numerous relatives and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Genevieve North; a brother, John “Buzz” North; a sister, Margaret Albertz and a son-in-law, Greg Hall.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.