VisitationBainbridge Funeral Home
Wheaton, MN 56296
John Rose, age 88, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Sanford Hospital in Wheaton.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. Organist will be LeAnn Bjornson.
Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Pallbearers will be John's nephews: Mick Rose, Larry Rose, Gary Rose, Ron Zibell, Duane Zibell, Michael Hormann, Mark Hormann and Matt Hormann. Honorary Pallbearers will be "the coffee group" and all who called John a friend.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 21st, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service and Time of Sharing Service at the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.
John Andrew Rose was born on March 17, 1929, to George and Elsie (Larson) Rose at the Traverse County Hospital in Wheaton, Minnesota. He was baptized on July 28, 1929, at Augustana Lutheran Church in White Rock, South Dakota, by Rev. Ernest A. Martell. His sponsors were Anton and Christine Peterson who were friends of George and Elsie. John attended Sunday school and Confirmation classes at Augustana and was confirmed on August 6, 1944, by Rev. Carl Zaar. He attended School District #40 in Traverse County for first through eighth grades. That school house was later moved to the Wheaton Museum. John also attended the West Central School of Agriculture for grades nine through twelve and graduated in 1948. He stayed on the campus in Morris, Minnesota, and came home on weekends.
On October 14, 1961, John married Helen Zibell at Gustavaus Adolphus Church in Wheaton. They made their home in Wheaton, renting at first and then purchasing a home in 1981. John drove from town to farm and Helen drove to the office in town. The couple transferred their membership to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton after the Augustana Lutheran Church closed.
John served his country in the Army from March 17, 1953, to March 17, 1955. He returned home to farm with his brother Merlyn until they both retired. John was also a rural mail carrier sub from 1956 to 1981. He then became a full time regular carrier for ten years. In 2015, John had been a member of the American Legion in Wheaton for sixty years.
John is survived by his wife, Helen Rose, of Wheaton; nieces and nephews: Mick (Deb) Rose of Morris, MN; Larry (Donna) Rose of Roseau, MN; Gary (Rita ) Rose of Glenwood, MN; Ron (Pam) Zibell of Wheaton; Connie (Boyd) Johnson of Detroit Lakes, MN; Duane (Shelly) Zibell of Lewistown, MT; Michelle (Brian) Lemcke of Mound City, MO; Michael (Jodi) Hormann of Wheaton; Mark (Iris) Hormann of Wheaton; and Matt (Elaine) Hormann of Wheaton; sisters-in-law Anne Zibell of Wheaton; and Margie (Mike) Hormann of Wheaton; and many cousins.
John was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Glendon and his wife June and Merlyn; and one brother-in-law, Gordon Zibell.