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Rosemary Christine Brynie Lind - 01/13/36 - 08/12/16
Rosemary Christine Brynie Lind
1161 26th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Rosemary Christine Brynie Lind was born January 13, 1936 to Lois and Osmund Brynie in Denver, Colorado. Following the death of her father, her mother and stepfather, Earl Erwin, raised her in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended North High School and the University of Iowa. On February 5, 1954, she was united in marriage to James Richard Lind. They made their homes in Des Moines, Mason City, Cedar Rapids, and Fort Dodge, following Jim's career as an Iowa State Trooper. They were blessed with four children: Connie, Janice, Jim Jr., and Steven.

Rose co-founded A-1 Home Healthcare in 1979. The family-owned business was committed to enhancing the quality of daily living for every generation for patients at home and in-care facilities. Rose was a recognized leader in the industry, serving on city, state, and national associations. A-1 retail locations served patients in Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids, IA. Rose held a family mindset when it came to her employees, and in turn she was a trusted and endeared employer. As a servant leader in the healthcare industry, Rose's customers and patients always came first. She had a deep regard for education in business, believing first you must educate oneself, then your employees, and finally your customers. And yes...Rose felt it was imperative to find a trustworthy banker, accountant, and lawyer. Rose was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Dodge, IA, the National Accountants Association, and an exuberant Hawkeye fan.

Rose's generosity, humor, and perseverance knew no bounds. She shared her life, wisdom, and heart with all who crossed her path. Her love and influence will continue to inspire the multitude of lives to whom she so generously gave.

In addition to her children: Connie Lind-Fraher, Janice Lind, and Steve (Ann) Lind, Rose is survived by: her brother, Osmund (Jeanne) Brynie of San Antonio, TX, 8 grandchildren: B.J. Fraher of Urbandale, IA, Kimberly (Mitch) McCarville of Fort Dodge, IA, Michael (Amber Hawley) Fraher of Fort Dodge, IA, Josh Raun of Fort Collins, CO, Jeff Raun of Fort Collins, CO, Jenny (Jake) Lucas of Boise, ID, Lucas (Alex) Denny of Austin, TX, and Jamie Lind of Indianapolis, IN, 10 great grandchildren: Ben Raun, Kit, Murphy, and Gus McCarville, Caiden, Laila, and Cael Fraher, Isaiah Loehr, Morgan and Macie Becker; sister-in-law, Jean (John) Moore of Easley, SC, nieces Joan (Greg) Olson of Lorimor, IA, Christine Madrid of San Antonio, TX, Laura (Mark) Cook of Easley, SC, newphews Dave (Nanjoo) Moore of New York City, NY, Jeff (Debbie) Moore of Rock Island, IL, Jeremy Howard of St. Louis, MO and great nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her father, Osmund Brynie (1936), mother, Lois Erwin (1994), her husband, James Richard Lind (1975), son Jim (1979), sisters, Kay Haisch (2001) and Thyra Grazier (1988), father-n-law Gunnar Lind (1983), mother-in-law Mercedes Lind (1994), niece Kathy Howard (2005), and nephews Alan Brynie (1971) and John Grazier (2016).

Notes from 1953 North Des Moines High School Yearbook (June Class)

BRYNIE, Rosemary"Rose"
Assembly Committee 6, 7, 8; chairman, 7, 8; Activities Committee 4, 5, 6, 7; Chairman 5, 6; Latin Club 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Vice President 7; Student Leader 4, 5, 6; Life Saving 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Oracle Editorial Staff 7; Oracle Reporter 7, 8; Polar Bear Editor 8; Co-chairman Senior Mixer Committee 8; Synchronized Swimming 6

"Does the best at all she tries."


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