Rosa was born March 28, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. Daughter of Joseph and Frances Hodel. Rosa fell asleep in death August 8, 2012 in her home in Bodfish, Calif., surrounded by those who loved her very much. Rosa is now awaiting her resurrection as promised by her Lord and King Jesus Christ, under the direction of his heavenly Father and Creator Jehovah God. John 5: 28, 29.
Her Dear Brothers and their wives, Bill and Mabel Hodel and Frank and Lee Hodel preceded her in death.
Rosa married her first love Paul E. Karge on June 27, 1937. Paul fell asleep in death on February 11, 1981. A widow for 21 years. Rosa and George J. Mikula fell in love and married December 19, 2001. Sadly George fell asleep in death December 19, 2007. She felt so blessed to have had two truly beautiful marriages.
Rosa was a longtime resident of Kernville and Lake Isabella. She retired from the Kernville Post Office in 1980. She loved the Kern Valley, and daily enjoyed the wonders of her heavenly Father's creations. Rosa was truly a joy to be around and had many treasured friendships through her 97 years "young". She will always have a special place in our hearts and we will miss her
Our deep gratitude and appreciation for the immediate response of Hoffmann Hospice nurses Sally, Sharon and Melody. A special thank-you for our friend Bob and Gem Care. He was always there for Rosa.
Our heartfelt love and thank-you to Rosa's primary nurse "Dear Angela" from Around the Clock Home Care.
Graveside services will be September 1, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Kern River Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights, Calif. Officiating, Brother Pat Kilman, from the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Arrangements entrusted to Lake Isabella Cremation and Funeral Society; Rob, Betty, Mike and Donna, who have been so kind and helpful at a very difficult time.