Rosalie A. (Von Tersch) Allison

Rosalie A. “Rosie” (Von Tersch) Allison aka “Dommie”
January 11, 1939 – December 22, 2020 of Omaha, NE and Islamorada, FL (age 81).

Rosie was born in Lexington, NE and moved to Omaha with her family in 1941. Rosie attended St. Bernard’s Elementary School, Cathedral High School and graduated Mercy High School in 1957. She entered St. Catherine’s School of Nursing, obtaining her Nursing diploma from there and from Creighton University in 1960. She and Ron Allison met in the summer of 1954 and he was “smitten” shortly thereafter and still is to this day. Ron and Rosie were married October 7, 1961 and celebrated 59 years of marriage this past October.

Rosie is survived by her husband, Ron and four children: Angela Allison of Rancho Cordova, CA (David Goebels); Lisa Freedom Tangeman of Vancouver, WA; Jacqueline Drey of Omaha, NE (Timothy); Leo D. Allison of Omaha, NE. 10 grandchildren: Riley and Emerson Goebels; Tyler, Kylie Rae, Bailey and Jozie Tangeman; Alison and Jacob Drey; Olivia and Andrew Allison; one great grandchild, Anastasia Rae Tangeman; sister, Marlene McArdle and brother, Bill Von Tersch.

Rosie played tennis at Happy Hollow Country Club until her later years, winning several member-guest tournaments.  She routinely played Mahjong with her dear friends in Islamorada and valued that time greatly. Rosie enjoyed decorating, reading, a nice glass of Chardonnay, lunch with friends, her frog collection, the color orange and caramels. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Monday, December 28th from 9am to 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., with  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL  at 10am.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The American Cancer Society or The Pancreatic Cancer Network.

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  • Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ Posted December 25, 2020 5:27 pm

    Leo: I remember you from your years at Prep. I am sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I remembered her at Christmas Mass and will pray that God comfort all who miss her. Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ

  • Sr. Claudette Schiratti Posted December 26, 2020 12:25 pm

    Dear Family of Rosie. I went to school with Rosie at Mercy High and remember her as very vivacious.
    I am sorry for your loss.
    Sr. Claudette (Dee) Schiratti, RSM

  • Gary & Judy Kathol Posted December 26, 2020 1:18 pm

    Ours sympathy and prayers go to you and your family. Such a fighter Rosie was and we will miss her and her great smile.

  • Ron and Carol Korecky Posted December 26, 2020 4:58 pm

    Accept our deepest sympathy Ron and family. Rosie was a great nursing classmate. Many good memories. She’s been a true fighter.

  • Perry Wiseman Posted December 28, 2020 9:44 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember Rosie and celebrate her life. She was always kind and welcoming to me over the years and will forever be in my memory.

  • Barbara Carey Bundgaard Posted December 28, 2020 10:13 am

    I am her friend from Mercy High School and I send my condolences to Ron and her family.

  • Barbara Carey Bundgaard Posted December 28, 2020 11:02 am

    I am a friend of Rosie’s from Mercy High. I’d like to send my condolences to Ron and her family.

  • Karol Streit Posted December 30, 2020 4:23 pm

    Dear Allison’s, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was always so positive with a smile even during difficult times. I couldn’t wait to here the latest Rosie story. She will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers and comfort to all of you.

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