Rose Etta LOOSE
Rose Etta LOOSE
  • September 17, 1946 - December 25, 2017
  • Blue Grass, Iowa

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Rose Etta (Haskell) Loose, 71, of Blue Grass, passed away at home on December 25th, 2017. Visitation will be at the Runge Mortuary on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 10am - 1pm. There will be a private family service. Online condolences may be expressed at

Rose was born in Centerville, IA. on September 17, 1946 to Elmer and Thelma Haskell. Rose graduated in 1965 from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, IA.

Rose married Larry Loose in the Little Brown Church, on March 12, 1967. Together, they had 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys: Lorrie Megrew, Pueblo, CO, Julie Loose, Bettendorf, Kimberly Loose, Tammie (Marvin) Wink, Blue Grass, Teresa (Monte) Hand, Bettendorf, Larry Loose II, Larry III (Beth) Loose, Davenport, Steven and Michael Loose, Blue Grass, and Todd (Angela Evans-Ricklefs) Loose, Blue Grass. They have 9 grandchildren: Kenneth (Alyshia) and Amanda Megrew, Nicole (Dustin) Roseman, Samantha Loose, Kennedy and Kila Wink, Natalia Loose, Jordan and Brady Loose. They also have 3 great grandchildren: Kashton and Elijah Megrew and Dominic Roseman.

Before committing her life to assisting her husband and two remaining children at home, Rose worked at St. Luke's and Mercy Hospitals in Davenport. She loved nature and playing in her yard with her grandchildren. Although Rose was a private person, she was very proud of her family and loved all of her children and grandchildren.

Rose has 3 brothers: Gene (Barb) Haskell, Centerville, Richard (Judy) Haskell, Clinton, and Jackie (Elizabeth Lawton) Haskell, Oklahoma. She has 2 surviving sisters: Shirley Bishop, Columbia, MO and Deanna (Jim) Nicoli, Downing, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Doyle Haskell and Donna Dowell, brother David Haskell, her son, Larry W Loose II and her daughter, Kimberly R. Loose.