Linda Ann (Wenthe) Bowers Rosewall

April 04, 1952 — July 07, 2024

Service Details

Linda Ann (Wenthe) Bowers Rosewall, 72, was born April 4, 1952, to Vivian Elizabeth (Leach) and Bernard Wenthe in West Union, IA. Linda left this earthly life due to cancer on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Every Step Kavanaugh House on 56th in Des Moines.

Linda grew up in Fredericksburg, IA, where she spent much time with her grandmothers and friends. She got so much enjoyment in high school as one of the cheerleaders. After graduation from Fredericksburg High School in 1970, she moved to Cedar Rapids to attend Young School of Beauty.

Linda met Russell Bowers in Cedar Rapids and they were married in 1971. To this union five children were born: Jennifer, Rusty, Michael, Gabrielle, and Renee.

Linda and Russ divorced in 1994, and at that time she began her career at Sally’s Beauty Supply. She worked at stores in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Ames, Altoona, and Ankeny. She devoted 30 years to the company.

In 2001 she was married to Samuel Rosewall, Sr. She gained two step-children: Samuel Rosewall, Jr. and Heather Sevedge.

Linda enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and tending to her chickens. Her favorite though was spending time with her large family. Her dear grandchildren were very special to her, and she introduced all of them to her best friend, Jesus Christ. She was active in her churches Lutheran Church of the Cross and Norwoodville Baptist Church. She enjoyed Bible study and did so at both churches.

Linda is survived by her large family: husband, Samuel Rosewall, Sr. of Des Moines; her five children: Jennifer (Dan) King of Cedar Rapids, Rusty (Desiree) Bowers of Cedar Rapids, Michael Bowers of Stanwood, Gabrielle Bowers of Bondurant, and Renee Bowers of Des Moines; her step-children: Samuel Rosewall, Jr. of San Marcos, CA and Heather (Scott) Sevedge of Ankeny; her siblings: Diana (Daniel) Suplita, Jr. of Fairmont, WV, Revs. Claudia (Fred) Tessmer of Deerwood, MN, Craig (Connie) Wenthe of Fredericksburg, IA, and Mark (Terry) Wenthe of Altoona, IA. She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon, Kailey, Garrett, Chandler, Ashlyn, Meredith, David, Skylar, Sonny, Hunter, Austin, Joevaunte, Peytan, Ryan, Brianna, Tyler, Maddaux, Chance, Cayden, and Malana; and her three great-grandchildren: Braxton, Zayden, and Charlotte.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 9, 2024, at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW, Altoona, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1701 8th Street SW, Altoona, IA. A lunch will be held at the church following the service. Inurnment of Linda’s cremated remains will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Cedar Memorial, 4200 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.