In Memory

Dale Rose


Dale E. Rose, 58, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at Newton Medical Center.

He was born March 15, 1950, in Newton to Richard Junior and Joan Lee (Onstott) Rose.

On April 8, 1972, he married Christine Carroll in Weston, Conn. She survives of the home.

He was a 1968 graduate of Newton High School. Dale proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Newton.

Dale was an employee of Learjet for the last 18 years, where he developed many lasting friendships.

He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Council Grove lake and playing cards with his card group. Dale greatly looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.

Other survivors include sons, David and Sara Rose of Newton, and Micah and Jordan Rose of Lawrence; daughter, Leah Rose of Newton; mother, Joan Lee (Onstott) Rose of Newton; granddaughter, Kayin Rose of Lawrence; and grandson, Max Rose of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Junior Rose.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Steve Toews and Pastor Brad Burkholder officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Rose Grandchildren Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

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01/05/09 11:37 PM #1    

Maureen Koehn (Fast)

Chris and family-

I was saddened to hear about Dale. I was in high school choraleers and Railaires with him. His beautiful tenor voice still lingers in my mind. Dale, along with Eddie Seger and Del Paulson, all were talented singers. His part as Ike has stuck in my mind. He will be missed by many, and most acutely by you, his family. May God give you peace as you grieve and reflect on his contribution to many lives.

Maureen Fast (Koehn)
Class of 1968

01/22/09 03:56 PM #2    

Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Dale Rose

As the golden sun is setting
And the earth he no more trod
Dales name in gold is written
In the autograph of God.

He is resting now in total peace
In the loving arms of Jesus
His legacy of love and joy
Will always shine within us

Lift up your eyes to the sky
With all your dreams and sorrows
God will hold you up in His hands
As you face each days tomorrows.

Dale leaves us with strong heart strings
That life is precious to the end
And that our time here on earth is blessed
With loving family and friends

Connie (Hale) Rhodes

05/25/09 12:15 AM #3    

Bill Boyd

Dale was a caring, compassionate guy. In my limited experience, he was always trying to help someone, please someone, or encourage someone. He was never without a smile. He would go out of his way to include someone and encourage them. It broke my heart to hear he had passed away. I'm sorry I couldn't have known him better.

09/17/09 12:07 AM #4    

Roger Morton

I was fortunate to see Dale a couple of times before his passing. We had some good times, most of them related to music. We sang in Railaires together, were in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Oklahoma! together. Dale always had a joke ready, and never took things too seriously. I was very sad when mom called to tell me of his death.

01/24/10 01:43 PM #5    

Paula Graber (Morris)

The thing I remember most about Dale, is that in high school, he was always in a good mood. What a wonderful way to live!

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