Josephine Roslansky


Josephine “JoAnne” Roslansky of Davenport, 74, died July 16, 2010 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23 at St. Anthony’s Church, Davenport. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration luncheon will immediately follow Mass that all are invited to attend. Visitation is at 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, beginning with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

JoAnne was an enthusiastic and dedicated organizer, be the cause civic, business, political or social. She established her first business, Women’s Work, in 1972. She also founded Career Women’s Network in the early ‘70s to encourage women to fully utilize their skills and learn to network to achieve success.

After several years as a recruiter for Bryant Bureau and Royal Neighbors, she formed her own recruiting/consulting business in 1990, JR Associates.


Always up for a party, JoAnne’s gift of hospitality and culinary skills were legendary. Travel, good wine and the arts all brought her joy. 

Her strength and valiance in living with cancer were an inspiration to all who knew and treated her.

Born in Chicago to Leonard and Lee LaSalle, she met and married Daryle Roslansky in Davenport in 1955. Together they had seven children: Lynn (married Gary Scherer, had Aaron, Ben, Nicole) Tari (married Jeff Lilly, had Kate, Anne) Greg, Pat (married Lynette, had Michael, Stephanie) Maria (married John Slavens, had Ali, Sara, Luke) Joe (married Linda, had Jimmy, Will, Sam, Charlie) Cathy (married Dave Dertinger). JoAnne is also survived by her three siblings: Ron (Bev) LaSalle, Pat (Barb) LaSalle, and Jacque Bolger.

With all of her many achievements, JoAnne would most want to be remembered as a loving, and much loved, mother, Nana, sister and friend.

Flowers or memorial donations in JoAnne’s name may be made to: Quad Cities Arts, or Friends of Vander Veer Park.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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