Ami Kathleen Dark-Rosen
Ami Kathleen Dark-Rosen, 48, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born May 27, 1971, in Topeka, Kan. Ami graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1989 and from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994 with a degree in Education and later earned her masters degree in Special Education in 2013. She was a payment representative for the past six years at Veridian Credit Union in the fiscal solutions division, and was a published author, "Stronger Through Christ: A Mother's Memoir." Ami was a member of Hope City Church in Waterloo, Iowa, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Northern Iowa. She was selected to serve as the poster child for JDRF in 1979 and 1980, and was Miss Wheelchair of Iowa in 2004.
Ami is survived by her daughter, Sarah Rosen, of Cedar Falls; her parents, Judi and Hank Dark, of Cedar Falls; a sister, Beth (Scott) Ochsner and their children, Katherine, Anne and Luke; and a brother, Mike (Angie) Dark, and their children, Reese, Landon and Miles, all of Cedar Falls; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Falls, and one hour before the service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Gift of Life Transplant House-Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Online condolences may be left at
Published on January 18, 2020


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Ellen Heaverlo
Jan 20, 2020
My sincere condolences for your loss. I'm sorry I am not able to attend Amy's celebration of life tomorrow. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Tracy and Becky See
Jan 18, 2020
We have memories of that sweet little girl who became an amazing strong woman and an inspiration to many. Our hearts are so with you.