Obit: Rose, Patrick D. (1950 – 2017)
Surnames: Rose, Larson, Blume
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Feb 2017
Rose, Patrick D. (6 NOV 1950 – 19 FEB 2017)
Patrick Dean Rose, born on November 6, 1950, passed away on February 19, 2017.
He was born to Lester and Antoinette Rose in Grand Haven, MI, later moving to Redville (Clark Co.), WI with his mother and siblings, Jeffrey, Steven and Gloria. He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1968. He married Joanne Blume in 1972 and had one child, Kathryn.
Patrick had a colorful life of adventures. He apprentices at the Star News newspaper as a printer, dairy farmed, drove semi throughout the forty-eight contiguous states, managed a bison ranch, and drove school bus for over a decade, among other adventures. He joined the Lublin Volunteer Fire Department in 1992 and served as Chief from 1997 – 2011, when he retired due to health reasons. He assisted in starting the Lublin Area First Responders in 1994 and served as a medical first responder. He was an ambulance driver for the Gilman Ambulance from 1999 – 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Steven; and wife, Joanne. He is survived by his brother, Jeffrey of Lublin; sister, Gloria; daughter, Kathryn (Allan) Larson of Wisconsin Rapids; and three grandchildren.
Patrick’s hobbies in retirement included fishing as much as possible with Ed and Wally, and being a proud grandparents to Anastasia, Gabriel, and Jordan Larson. He enjoyed baking, collecting stamps and coins, and eating out with friends.
There will be visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, Wisconsin. A fellowship will follow at the Hayloft in Withee at noon. An interment will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local fire department or ambulance station.
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