November 15, 1954-February 7, 2019
ROCKWELL --- Catherine L. DeRoos, 64, of Rockwell passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Catherine's honor at a later date.
Catherine Luella Austin was born November 15, 1954 in Mason City to John and Joan (Nack) Austin. Growing up in Mason City, Catherine was a graduate of Mason City High School. She married the love of her life, William DeRoos on July 5th, 1974 in Mason City. To this union, five children were born, Becky, Andy, Rodney, Tracy, and Jamie. For many years Catherine worked at Good Shephard as a CNA. She and William enjoyed life on his parents' farm, sharing it with family and friends.
Catherine was a crafter; she enjoyed making things with her hands. She was talented behind the sewing machine and loved to make things for her grandchildren. Catherine had a true green thumb, she could be found outside tending to her massive garden. Whether it was flowers, tomatoes, or raspberries, she made it bloom. Family was a priority in Catherine's life. She loved time spent with her children, but especially her grandchildren. She was a lover and a caregiver. There was always a special place in her heart for her dogs, Precious, Itsy, and Teddy.
Left to cherish and celebrate the life Catherine had are her husband William DeRoos of Rockwell; children, Becky (Shedrick Robinson) DeRoos, Mason City, Andy (Jennifer Hanson) DeRoos, Mason City, Rodney DeRoos, Mason City, Tracy DeRoos, Rockwell, and Jamie DeRoos, Rockwell; grandchildren, Madisan, Zaynah, Andy Jr., RJ, Katelyn, Nicoh, Ahni, Haedyn, Cooper, Alyson, and Kaylee; 2 great-grandchildren and another to be born in July; siblings, David (Mary) Austin, Roger Austin, and Shelly Van Ness (fiancé, Brian Claussen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Preceding her in death are her parents, John and Joan Austin; siblings, Teresa Austin Lugar and Karen Austin; sister-in-law, Sue Austin; and nieces, Melinda and Rachel.
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