Robert J. “Bob” Rose, 87, a lifelong resident of Springville, died Saturday December 10, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, with his wife at his side. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion by Rev. Dennis Johnson and Rev. Kevin Jones. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2011, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Marion where a Masonic Service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Burial: Springville Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #331 of Springville.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Pat; three children, Roger (Lisa) Rose of Springville, Barb (Dan) Colby of Marion, and Lori (Doug) Hutchison of Winchester, MA; five grandsons, Justin, Brian, Christopher (Jen), Bobby, and Roman; one great-granddaughter, Emma; and sister, Mary (Larry) Stoecker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Harmon and Paul Rose.
Bob was born April 8, 1924 in Springville, the son of George and Ethyl (McShane) Rose. He graduated from Springville High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in the European Theatre during WWII. Bob married Patricia Peters on August 21, 1949 in Spragueville, Iowa. He worked for FMC/Link-Belt and Collins Radio. Bob was a member of Springville American Legion Post 331, Masonic Lodge #139 A.F. & A.M. of Springville, and was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion, He also volunteered at the Crossroads Mission and the Springville Fire Department. Bob enjoyed fishing and was an easy going man who enjoyed visiting with everyone. He met challenges in his life with great courage and optimism.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3500 29th Ave., Marion, IA, 52302, or The American Cancer Society at: 4080 1st Ave. NE Ste. 101, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402, in Bob’s memory.
Our deepest sympathies go to the Rose family.