Roger P. Rose

Roger P. Rose

January 28, 1932 ~ March 19, 2023

Date of Service:
April 15, 2023


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Roger P. Rose, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2023 after a brief illness.

Roger served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska. Upon returning home, he married Cecelia M. Heimler in 1953.  They resided in Muskegon, Michigan and soon started a family.  They moved to Frankfort, Michigan in 1969, until retiring to Vero Beach, Florida in 1990.

Roger continued working in the Construction business until only a year ago.  An avid tinkerer – he owned not one, but about 4 of nearly every gadget ever invented.  He enjoyed vegetable gardening and refurbishing golf carts.  Rarely would you see him in his vehicle without his beloved dog of 15 years, Chloe a mini Pomeranian, who never left his side.

He is survived by sons Michael (Denise), Bob (Debbie), Tim, Ron (Deirdre); daughters Carol (David), Colleen (Gene); 19 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.

He is preceded by his wife Cecelia, daughter Cheryl, and grandson Jeffrey.

A Funeral Mass in celebration of Roger will be held on Saturday, April 15th at 12:00 p.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Vero Beach, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial donations in memory of Roger be made to St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
April 15, 2023


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Brittany - Granddaughter

March 27, 2023, 4:23 pm

We all miss you grandpa, miss video calling you and seeing that smile! Now you are with grandma again, make sure you watch over all of us down here. We love you!

Ron and Dee - Son and his other half

March 27, 2023, 10:23 pm

We love and miss you dad! RIP !

Melinda Hulme - Niece

March 28, 2023, 2:20 am

Rest in Peace Uncle Rog Love Minnie Ha Ha!! I will never forget. ❤️

Joshua Rose - 1st Grandchild

March 28, 2023, 11:00 am

Miss and love you Grandpa. I know you’re back next to Grandma, smiling down on us, and looking after us all.

Shelly Krueger - Niece

March 28, 2023, 2:23 pm

Uncle Rog, you are going to missed by so many who loved you so much, RIP. Please give my girls a hug for me and watch over them. Love you Shelly ❤️

Bethany Vlies - Friend

March 28, 2023, 5:46 pm

Our prayers are with your family as your going through this sad time. I know we think our mom and dad will be here forever. He will be greeted by his beautiful bride.

Logan Kilian - Great grandson

April 4, 2023, 2:32 am

I miss and love you grandpa.

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