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Rosy Fangman

May 11, 1931 - June 29, 2024


Rosalyn (Rosy) Fangman, 93, of Britt, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Lakes Regional Hospital in Spirit Lake.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosy Fangman will be held at 10:30 AM, on Monday, July 8, 2024, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 139 3rd Street South East, in Britt, with Father Jerry Blake officiating. Click HERE to watch the funeral livestream.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt, with a Rosary and Scriptural Wake Service beginning at 2:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Rosalyn Lucille Arndorfer was born on May 11, 1931, to George and Louise (Neppel) Arndorfer in St. Benedict, Iowa.  She was raised in the St. Benedict area and educated in the LuVerne and Wesley communities, graduating from Wesley High School with the Class of 1949.

Rosy was a frequent attendee of dances at various ballrooms around the area.  It was at such a dance, at the Plantation Ballroom in Whittemore, that a young man from Bancroft caught her eye.  Rosy was united in marriage to John Fangman on October 14, 1952 at St. Benedict.

In 1953, Rosy and John opened Rake Implement in Rake, Iowa, selling ag equipment from Minneapolis-Moline, New Holland, and New Idea brands.  In 1957, the family moved to Britt, and began Britt Implement Company, eventually adding Oliver farm equipment.

Rosy was a devout Catholic who was very active within her church.  She was a religious education teacher, a longtime member of CDA (Catholic Daughters of the Americas), the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Britt Lioness, and Red Hat Society.  Rosy was a talented artist and painter, whose aspirations as a child was to attend art school.  She enjoyed shopping and traveling with John to several destinations around the world.

Rosy is survived by her children: Cyndy (Jim) Powers of Spirit Lake, Rick Fangman of Cedar Rapids, Kelly (Randy) Wunsch of Garner, and Joney (John) Coldagelli of New Prague, Minnesota; her grandchildren: Julie (Justin) Shaffer of Urbandale, Molly (Jeremy) Aranda of O’Fallon, Missouri, Megan (Thomas) Jilg of Alton, Iowa, Matthew Wunsch of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alexandra (Kyle) Nikkel of Sully, Madeline (John) Taylor of Ankeny, Michael (Ari) Coldagelli of Shakopee, Minnesota, and Chloe (Tom) Schebler of Davenport; great-grandchildren: Joseph, Jacob, Grace, John Paul and Mary Aranda, Hannah and Claire Shaffer, Calvin and Oliver Jilg, Everett Nikkel and Parker Taylor; her sister, Ethel Kohlhaas of Algona, sister-in-law Ida Mae Arndorfer of Wesley; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Fangman in 2021; her son, Randy Fangman in 2018; her sister Roberta (Bobby) Welter; and her brothers Loren Arndorfer and Melvin Arndorfer.

In lieu of flowers and other customary remembrances, Rosy’s family suggest that donations be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Britt, Lakes Regional Hospice in Spirit Lake and Keelson Harbour Memory Unit in Spirit Lake.