Rosalie Kadavy


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Rosalie C. Kadavy, 76, a resident of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until the time of the service in the gathering space at the church. Rosalie died peacefully Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at her residence in Davenport. 

Rosalie Clare Jaacks was born on Aug. 7, 1933 in Denison, Iowa, a daughter of John R. and Mary Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Jaacks. Rosalie graduated from Allen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Waterloo, IA in May of 1955. She was united in marriage to Henry D. Kadavy on Oct. 8, 1955 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Denison, Iowa.

Rosalie was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, and a former member of the Catholic Service Board. She was active in volunteer organizations at St. Paul the Apostle School and Assumption High School.


In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be directed to Assumption High School, St. Paul the Apostle School Scholarship Fund or Genesis Visiting Nurses Association.

Rosalie is survived by her husband of more than 54 years, Henry, daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Jay Garner, Davenport, Clare and Ralph Martens, Bettendorf; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Julie Kadavy, Bellevue, Wash., John and Rita Kadavy, Greeley, Colo., Jim and Michele Kadavy, Davenport, David Kadavy, Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Annie, Alison, John, and Lauren Kadavy, Ryan, Kyle, Kole, and Paige Kadavy, Kevan, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Grace Kadavy, Emma and Ellen Garner, Maggie and Joe Martens; sisters, Eileen Herzog, Independence, Iowa, Rosemary Zummak, Jesup, Iowa, Cathy Baker, Des Moines, Iowa; brothers, Kevan Cortright, Waterloo, Iowa and Steve Cortright, San Diego.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen in infancy, a son, Joseph Michael in infancy, and brothers, Daniel and Michael Cortright. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Rosalie’s obituary at


Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of Davenport – and beyond! Subscribe to the print and/or e-edition, or make a one-time donation, today!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on