Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Donald Frank Rose, age 86, of Saint Henry (Cranberry Prairie), Ohio, passed away on August 12, 2019 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
Donald was born on May 6, 1933 to Edwin and Matilda (Evers) Rose in Cranberry Prairie, Ohio. He married Beverly L. DeYoung on October 21, 1961 in Saint Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry, and she survives in Cranberry.
They have a daughter, Lora (Robert) Poeppelman of Yorkshire and a son, Roger (Julia Lechleiter) Rose of Cassella. His grandchildren are: Jenna Owens, Derek (Michaela) Poeppelman, Reggie (Amanda) Rose and Leah Rose. Donald is survived by siblings: Doris Bohman of Celina, James (Jane) Rose of Brookville, Sharon (Dave) King of Lima, and Therese Lefeld of Coldwater, and in laws: Ramona Rose of Ft. Loramie, Mark Griesdorn of Cassella and Vicki Ritchie of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Cameron and Carly Rose and siblings: Eileen Hess, Kenneth Rose, Margie Griesdorn and Mary Ann Rose and in laws: Lester Bohman, Dave Lefeld and David Ritchie.
Donald was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie, and was a member of their men's society. He was also a member of Celina Eagles, Moose and VFW. Donald was a veteran having served two years in the Navy transporting troops. He also served on the Wabash River Conservancy Board.
Donald was a lifelong, dedicated dairy and grain farmer. There was nothing he loved more than helping his son and grandson on the farm. Donald and Beverly enjoyed many years together. They enjoyed traveling and going out with family and friends. He enjoyed his many deer hunting trips with friends. More recently he enjoyed his morning coffee dates with the men at Gilbert's in Burkettsville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 and from 9-9:45 a.m. on Friday, August 16 at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.