In loving memory of

Rose Marie (Ver Heul) Gragg
July 1, 1956 - June 8, 2019

Rose Marie (Ver Heul) Gragg, age 62 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Knoxville Area Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of The Nazarene in Pella, Iowa. Burial will take place at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rose (Ver Heul) Gragg Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Marvin Carroll and Nancy Ruth (Moore) Ver Heul, Rose was born on July 1, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1974. On December 17, 1994, she was united in marriage to David Gragg at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Rose worked most recently in the kitchen at the PCM High School. She enjoyed her dog, Brady, bowling and going to Sprint Car races in Knoxville. Rose also loved sports especially Iowa Hawkeye and New England Patriot football. She also enjoyed and supported PCM and Pella High School sports. Her greatest joy however, came from the time she spent with her family.
Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband, Dave; three children, Candy Marie (Eric) Slycord, Amy Jo (Matt) Johnson and Christopher David Gragg; a granddaughter, Amber Rose; her father Marvin (Linda) Ver Heul; siblings, Ruth (Tim) Sparks, Robin (Tim) Forst and Ronda (Larry) Reimer. Rick (Diane) Van Gorp, Mark (Lorie) Van Gorp, David (Jennifer) Van Gorp; and many niece's nephews and friends. Preceding Rose in death was her mother, Nancy Ruth and mother and father-in-law, Betty and Francis Gragg.


Jennifer Ingham wrote on Jun 12, 2019:

"I am so sorry for the loss of Rose Marie last Sat. Night. We happened to be sitting a few rows back at the races. I said some prayers as it was happening and will say more today. Again so sorry for your loss ??"

Janie Hopkins-Taylor wrote on Jun 12, 2019:

"My sympathy to the entire VerHeul family. Having grown up in Monroe I've known them for a very long time. Janie Hopkins-Taylor"

Samantha Guerrero wrote on Jun 11, 2019:

"I only had a brief moment in Rose's life, having met her through her sister Ronda, but felt of fun loving connection with her. My heart goes to all of her precious family at this time of loss. May your hearts be full of love and wonderful memories and with time, peace. With my deepest sympathy, Samantha Guerrero"

Mindy Roozeboom McCombs wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"I worked with Rose when we both worked in the Slim Shade Department at Pella Corp. I was so shocked to see Rose had young and so sudden. I really enjoyed working with Rose! She was a very nice person and we all had fun working together!! My thoughts and prayers will be with the family. May you keep her memories close at heart...I know I will!"

Walt and Dar Elbert wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"I am so very sorry Larry, Ronda, and the whole family. You're in our thoughts and prayers!"

David Dettmann wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"Shocked and saddened to see this news. Deepest sympathies to the many family and friends, and hope that the memories, love, lessons, values, time, and life shared with Rose will help in the grieving."

Suzanne Johnson wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"Bob and I are so saddened to hear of Rose's death. Prayers and sincere condolences for your families in this sad time. Prayers for blessings of comfort to all of you. With love, Bob and Suzanne Johnson"

Lora Van Ryswyk wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"Rose will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you."

Tammy Van Gorp wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. May God and the love of family and friends bring you comfort in the coming days. "

Louise Vink wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"Rose i will always cherish our Friendship, I will miss the daily texts or phone calls several times a day. God needed a special flower for his garden and he picked the perfect Rose ? for it. I?ll love and miss you forever until we meet again Shalom my Friend ?"

GARY LAMB wrote on Jun 10, 2019:

"So sorry to the whole family. Still in shock to here this as many are. May you get peace from God as you go through the coming days! Prayers and love to all!"