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Edward "Ed" Rose

September 30, 1934 — December 7, 2020

Edward "Ed" Rose

Edward “Ed” Rose, 86, of Frankfort, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020.  He was born in Starke County, Indiana on September 30, 1934 to Rudolph and Mollie (Rater) Rose, Sr.  He married Shirley A. Roth on May 25, 1974 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Frankfort. She passed away on February 15, 2019.

Ed had served in the US Army and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was employed as a truck driver for over 50 years as an owner/operator and was known on the CB Radio as “Sure Shot”. He enjoyed fishing and was an expert deer hunter, and Euchre and Pinochle player. Ed enjoyed gardening and if he found a seed, he planted it. He made every life he touched better, and was the best husband, dad and friend anyone could hope for.

Ed is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Jeff) Copeland, of Driggs, Idaho, Shannon (Chris) Coomer, of Frankfort and Stacey Rose, of Orlando, FL; sons, Steven (Janice) Rose, of Milwaukee, WI, David (Brenda) Rose, of Tieton, WA, Dennis (Valerie) Rose, of New Market, Norman Rose, Firth, Idaho, and Douglas (Michelle) Rose, of Frankfort; mother-in-law, Anna Roth, of Frankfort; brothers, Charles Rose and Rudolph “Rudy” Rose, Jr of Winamac and James (Bertha) Rose of North Judson; 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and “Sammy” his beloved Teacup Yorkie.

Ed is preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A live-stream memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Pastor Shan Sheridan will officiate. The service will be available for viewing at  Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Society or the Paul Phillipe Resource Center.

In adherence to the current CDC guidelines, it is requested that guests follow the appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

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Memorial Service with live-stream video

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Day & Genda Funeral Home~Frankfort

, Frankfort, IN 46041

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