Frank John Rose, age 85, of Glidden, IA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home in Glidden.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, March 20, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll with Rev. Cindy Johnson officiating. Music for the service will be by Jan Potthoff. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll from 1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. on Monday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carroll Community of Concern Food Pantry.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
Frank was born on April 11, 1937 on his family’s farm west of Carroll. He was the son of John and Helen (Jentzen) Rose. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Carroll High School in 1955. Frank enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following high school and was stationed in California. Following his military service he returned to Carroll and farmed before going to work at Moorhouse Ready Mix Concrete as a driver for 35 years. Frank was united in marriage to Pat Fleming on February 8, 1964 at Woodlawn Christian Church. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll where he served as lector and was active with the Wednesday evening meal program which is free to the community. Frank’s passion was antique tractors and showing them in countless parades. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding motorcycles in his younger years, and traveling, but most of all spending time with his family and many good friends.
Frank is survived by his wife Pat of 58 years of Glidden; his two daughters: Carol Prudencio of Burnsville, MN and Christine Rose of Rosemount, MN; two sisters: Eunice Hillman of Viroqua, WI, and Ruth Ronfeldt of Kansas City, MO; two brothers-in-law: Charles Fleming (Nancy) of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Richard Fleming (Penny) of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen Rose; his father and mother-in-law Charles and Clara Fleming; a brother Robert Rose; and a daughter Cathleen in infancy.