Rose, John H. Jr. West Branch, Michigan
Passed away early Tuesday morning May 8, 2012 at Bortz Health Care of West Branch after a brief illness at the age of 89 years. John was born December 19, 1922 in Sedalia, MO to the late John H. and Myrtle Mae (Sherry) Rose and has resided in this area all of his life. John was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Branch, was the Director of Transportation for the West Branch/Rose City School System for 8 years. John was also the Owner/Operator of Rose Insurance Agency in West Branch. He was also a member of the V.F. W. Post 3775 in West Branch and served in the U. S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant during World War II under General George Patton. On May 18, 1968 John married Norma J. Way, she survives him. John is also survived by three sons; Timothy Rose of Virginia, Jack (Suzie) Rose of Virginia, Kurt Rose of Washington State, three daughters; Aimee (Todd) Buzzard of West Branch, Marsha (Dick) Holland of Illinois, Sydney (Jim) Churney of Illinois and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son; Joseph Rose, two brothers Robert Rose, William Rose and a sister; Betty Jane Rose have predeceased John.
Funeral and committal services will be held 11:00 a.m. May 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in West Branch, MI. Rev. Lisa Cook will officiate. Per John’s request cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church, 2490 W. State Rd., West Branch on from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice Advantage of West Branch or family wishes. Arrangements by the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland, MI (989)695-9431.