Donald Rose

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Donald L. Rose 1936-2023

Age 87, of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Colonial Center in Colby under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

Committal services will be held for Donnie at 1 PM on Friday, June 30, 2023 at West Spencer Cemetery in the Town of Sherman with military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 298 of Spencer.

Donnie was born on April 16, 1936 in Wisconsin; the son of Glen and Dorothy (Weiland) Rose. He attended Granton High School. On October 2, 1954, he was united in marriage to Margie Martin in Bakerville. Two days later, he was enlisted in the United States Army and served his country faithfully until his honorable discharge in September of 1956. He was employed as a production supervisor for local mobile home manufacturer and farm equipment manufacturer at Multi Assembly in Chili as well as Roth Manufacturing in Loyal.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer.

Donnie enjoyed watching and playing baseball, camping and fishing. He liked to work in carpentry and make small wood items.

Those who will cherish his memory include his sister, Mary Ann Bymers of Spencer; his sisters-in-law, Berdie Rose of Spencer, Mary Kilth of Edgar, Barb Mechelke of Loyal, Theresa Schwantes of Marshfield, Helen Beaver of Colby and Janet Rose of South Carolina; her brothers-in-law, Dan Martin of Spooner, John Schiferl of Washington and Joseph Pernsteiner of Black River Falls and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Dorothy Rose; his beloved wife, Margie Rose; his brothers, Erlin, Duane and Robert Rose; his sisters, Janet Schiferl and Betty Pernsteiner and his brothers-in-law, Joey Martin and Roger Bymers.

If desired, memorials are being accepted by the family in Donnie’s name for a charity yet to be determined. Memorials can be sent to Life Tributes Funeral Home P.O. Box 152, Spencer, WI 54479.

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Committal Services

1:00 pm
Friday, June 30, 2023
West Spencer Cemetery
State Hwy 98
Spencer, Wisconsin, United States
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