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F. Edward "Rosie" Rosendahl 1910-1984


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/3/2014 at 23:47:51

Edward Rosendahl
Estherville – F. Edward Rosendahl, 74, long-time Estherville lawyer, died early Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1984, following a massive heart attack suffered at his home on West Lake Okoboji. Services are being held today (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. John Bowe officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Rosendahl, known to his friends as both Ed and “Rosie”, retired in 1979 after 42 years in the practice of law in Estherville, founding the law firm now known as Rosendahl, Forsyth and Mohn. He served as Emmet County Attorney, Estherville City Attorney, and was a member of the Emmet County, Third Judicial District, Iowa State and American Bar Associations.

Active in community affairs, Rosendahl was a charter member of the Estherville Noon Kiwanis Club, serving as club president and as Lieutenant Governor of the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District. He had been Republican County Chairman and was chosen as an alternate delegate to the 1952 national Republican convention. Rosendahl was president and director of First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Estherville, serving in these capacities from 1947 until his retirement.

Born February 3, 1910 near Manson, he was the son of Martin and Hermina (Gerbracht) Rosendahl. He attended the Manson Schools and was a graduate of Buena Vista college and prepared for the practice of law by reading law under the late Judge Coyle of the former 14th Judicial District. He was united in marriage with Anita Skewis on June 23, 1933 at Storm Lake. The couple moved to Estherville in 1937.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Estherville and had served on the board of trustees. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Fredric (Fritz) and James, and one daughter, Mary Anita Juhl, all of Estherville; 10 grandchildren, and one brother, Orville, Los Angeles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fuhrman Funeral Home of Estherville was in charge of arrangements. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, August 10, 1984)


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