Obituary: Rozella Reinert Lower


A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, for Rozella Jean Cline Reinert Lower. Burial was in Garrett Cemetery, near Delta, Iowa. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Rozella Jean Cline Reinert Lower, 96, died May 10, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement in Eldridge. She was born March 11, 1924, to Clarence Cline and Velmina (Minnie) Verhaaf near Delta, Iowa.  She graduated from Delta High School in 1942 and she took business courses at Murphy School of Business in Oskaloosa. On April 14, 1943, she married Robert Reinert at Lancaster Mo.  They lived and farmed in the What Cheer and Delta area. She was employed at Keoco Livestock Auction for 46 years in accounting.  She also clerked for area banks, auctioneers and at antique sales. Robert passed away Dec. 19, 1981. On Feb. 24, 1990, she married Leonard Lower at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parnell, Iowa.  He died June 16, 2013.  She later moved to Eldridge to be near her family.    

Rozella was a 4-H leader, she served on the 4-H Council, she judged Achievement Shows and at the Iowa State Fair.  She also worked in the 4-H building.  Rozella liked to garden and care for her flowers. She worked at the flower shop in Sigourney.  She was an accomplished seamstress making quilts, baby and doll clothes for her family and friends. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan.          

She was a member of the Delta Christian Church and was the choir director. Rozella was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Federated Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, four brothers, Gene, Robert, Richard and David Cline, and one great-granddaughter, Julie Reinert.  

She is survived by her son, Steven (Darlene) Reinert of Davenport, daughter, Pamela Reinert and a special friend, Millie March of Saginaw, Mich., granddaughter, Stephanie (Eric) Sacia of Eldridge, four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, Megan, and Andrew, her sister, Sheryl Caldiera of Kailua, Hawaii. Eight step-children, George (Mary) Lower of St. Louis, Mo., John (Debra) Lower of Williamsburg, Jeannie (William) Reynolds of Las Vegas, Nev., Mary  (Larry) Dermody of Parnell, Raymond (Jana) Lower of Williamsburg, Maureen (Matt) Trimpe of Williamsburg, James (Cindy) Lower of Parnell, Margaret (Chuck) Harwood of Phoenix, Ariz, 23 step-grandchildren, 47 great-step- grandchildren, 2 great-great-step-grandchildren.

Cards and Memorials may be sent to: 
Steven Reinert, 6125 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport, Iowa 52807.


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