Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

Perley E. Mellor, Commander-in-Chief

16 Norma Drive

Nashua , NH 03062-1340


General Order #11

SERIES 2012-2013

13 December 2012


1. It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Real Daughter Rosella Scieszinski.  She passed away on 4 October, 2012.  It is important that we remember all of our ancestor's Sons and Daughters in our prayers.  Below is her obituary:

2. Rosella Scieszinski, IA. --- Father, John Brandson, Co. A, 6th WI Vols. “Iron Brigade”.
ALBIA — Rosella Scieszinski, 103, of Albia, passed away Oct. 4, 2012, at Monroe Care Center in Albia.

She was born Nov. 13, 1908, to John and Grace Rand Brandon in Monroe County. A graduate of Chariton High School, Rosella was a dietician at the Albia Hospital and VA Hospital in Knoxville. She was the last remaining child of a Union Civil War Veteran in Iowa and the oldest living resident of Monroe County.

Rosella was an excellent cook and really enjoyed cooking for her family. She also loved to play cards, along with quilting and traveling.

She is survived by three children, Eleanor Barnhill of Albia, Bill (Mary) Livengood of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Garold (Marva) Livengood of Marion; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends.

Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Vern Livengood and Leo Scieszinski; a daughter, Thelma Livengood; and a son, Dale Livengood.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia; with Leonard Boswell, member of Congress, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lovilia.

In 2009, her late Brother John Brandon who passed in ’08 was reported as deceased on his camp’s form 27.

3. I am requesting that all membership badges, Camp and Department charters and the National website be draped in black until 13 January 2013 in remembrance of Real Daughter Rosella Scieszinski.


Ordered this 13th Day of December, 2012.

Perley E. Mellor.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War



Eugene Mortorff
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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