French E. Rose
French E. Rose, 87, of Battle Creek peacefully passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at home.
He was born June 9, 1926 in Davy, West Virginia, the son of William and Lizzie (Wood) Rose. French proudly served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
on a Destroyer Escort. Following the war he enlisted in the U.S. Army
and was stationed at Percy Jones Army Hospital. After his military service he worked in the Shipping Department of Kellogg's until his retirement in 1984. French enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing poker with friends and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Dorothy (Murphy) Rose; daughter, Deborah G. Owens both of Battle Creek; brothers, Billy Stewart of Kalamazoo and Thomas Stewart of Peotone, Illinois; grandchildren, Christopher Owens of Battle Creek, Loni (Dustin) Kent of Noblesville, Indiana and great grandchildren, Peyton and Marlo Kent of Noblesville, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4:00 p.m. and 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Shaw Funeral Home, 2838 Capital Avenue S.W.
Services will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor Karl Strenge of Redemption Lutheran Church officiating. Interment, Fort Custer National Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial donations may go to Navy League of the United States, 842 East Michigan Ave., Marshall, MI 49068
The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.www.shawfuneralhome.com