In Memory of

Frank John Rose

January 20, 1923 - October 14, 2019
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Frank John Rose

Frank John Rose

Born: January 20, 1923
Died: October 14, 2019
Age: 96

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer, or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

     Frank John Rose, the son of Marion and Nellie  (Barber) Rose, was born January 20, 1923 in Gillett Grove, Iowa.  At a young age, his family moved to Rozet, Wyoming in a covered wagon.  After several years, the family returned to Spencer.  Frank began his working life in a gas station while still in high school.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 18 and served on the Destroyer Escort Robert E. Peary for the duration of WWII.

     He married the love of his life, Lucille McCoy, on June 23, 1945 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  After his discharge, they returned to Spencer, where Frank worked at H & N Dealership.  Later he was employed by Farm Bureau Insurance as a salesman.  The remainder of his career was devoted to the insurance industry.  In addition to Spencer, Frank and Lucille resided in Estherville, Oakland, Armstrong, and Spirit Lake, returning to Spencer upon retirement.  Frank’s hobbies included woodworking, golfing, hunting and fishing.  He was active in the VFW, the American Legion, the Shriners, the Masons and the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

      He passed away peacefully at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the age of 96. Frank was preceded in death by his father and mother; two sisters: Doris Rose and Opal Smith and one brother, Loren Rose.

     Frank is survived by his wife of 74 years, Lucille; four children: John (Lois) Rose of West Des Moines, IA, Diane (Richard) Schaefer of Monticello, MN, Barbara Rose of Kew Gardens, NY and Richard Rose of Manhattan, NY; five grandchildren: Lauri (Nick) Smith of Santa Fe, NM, Edward (Kristyn) Rose of Davenport, IA, Jill (Adam) Jenson of McKinney, TX, Kristin Schaefer of Austin, TX, Mark Schaefer of Monticello, MN; 11 great grandchildren: Ethan, Collin, Owen & Cecelia Jenson of McKinney, TX, Sophie Cornish, Alex & Ella Rose of Davenport, IA, Kyle, Ryan, Hailey and Chris Schaefer of Monticello, MN, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30A.M., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

Following the services at the graveside, there will be a lunch served in the BenTena Room at Grace Church.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Edward Rose
Mark Schaefer
Nick Smith
David Rose
Dalen Heida
Steven Letcher
Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M., Monday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.

There will be a Masonic Service conducted by the Evening Shade Lodge #312 at 5:00 P.M., Monday evening prior to the start of the visitation at the Warner Funeral Home.
Pianist - Ray Meyer
Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagle's Wings"

Violinist - Hailey Schaefer
"Amazing Grace"

CD Selection - "Navy Hymn"
Riverside Cemetery - Spencer, Iowa

Military Services will be conducted by the American-Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159


Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:35 PM
“Dear Barbara,
I was so sorry to hear about your father. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Love Gayle ”
- Gayle Lehmkuhl
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:38 AM
“I am so sorry for the Rose family's loss. I knew Frank as a family member also it deeply saddens me to see another Rose gone. Marion was my Grandmother's brother. Iva Rose Greene was my Grandmother. My God wrap his arms around Rose Family during this time. Rest in Peace Frank.”
- Sandy Putnam
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM
“Lucille and Family, So very sorry for your loss of Frank. Our sincere condolences at this difficult time.”
- Mark & Sue Hallett
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:55 AM
“Lucille and family you have our deepest sympathies. Frank and your family have meant a lot to us. We are sorry but we won't be able to be there because Mike can't travel anymore and for me to leave him with a family member here I won't leave them with the responsibility. But you are all in our prayers and Frank is with Jesus now. Love you all Margaret
- Margaret (Medick) Jellings
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Lucille, our deepest sympathy to you. We always enjoyed you both in the neighborhood. Visiting with Frank about his Army experiences was always a learning curve. He was a proud American soldier and a man with integrity. Hugs & prayers to you!”
- Randy & Sande Geidl
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:53 PM
“We will miss uncle Frank and his sense of humor. Uncle Frank made a special effort for Sandy and I along with Mother that we will never forget.
Frank is with Jesus for eternity.”
- David B. Rose Th.D & Sandy Rose
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