Forrest John "Joe" ROSEMA (01/03/1948 - 07/19/2014)

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    - Sharon Rosema
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    - Leroy Miller
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ROSEMA, Forrest John "Joe" January 3, 1948 - July 19, 2014 Went to be with his LORD and Savior peacefully in his sleep after a long, courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Newport, WA. He lived on Bear Mountain in Elk, WA until the age of 18, attended Camden Grade School and Newport High School, graduating in 1966. He believed in bettering himself in any way possible, attending Spokane Community College and many other various classes to obtain multiple licenses. Joe was known by all as a hard-working man, who had worked for 26 years for Spokane County Maintenance Dept., tending the courthouse, jail and other county buildings. He previously had worked for Kiemle-Hagood, Western Fruit, the USAF and various other jobs before that. He was a member 41 years at Five Mile Community Church, in Spokane, where he served his LORD in many different capacities. He and his wife Eva, of 45 1/2 years, lived in the same home in Spokane since 1972 where they raised two children, Robert W. Rosema and Amy M. Kozlowski; they have four grandchildren, Kendra and Lily Rosema and Ben and Zachary Kozlowski; he has two brothers, Otis and Robert Rosema; and a sister, Shirley Davis; his mother-in-law, Georgia Pillers has lived with them since 2000; he has multiple sisters and brothers-in-law, Lily Rosema, Vance Davis, Jim and Siriwan Pillers, Tanya Pillers, Ken and Annette Pillers, Dan Pillers and Ryan Riel, Marcia Warren and Earl Tidwell and Don and Barb Pillers; he also has many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by sister, Roberta Rosema, father, Robert Rosema Sr., mother, Elda Rosema, father-in-law, Wm. Lee Pillers, brother-in-law, Randy Pillers and niece, Sarah Pillers. He was much loved and respected, known for his straight-forwardness, hard work and honesty, and love of the LORD. He loved to serve the LORD by cooking for Women's Retreat at Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp, in Idaho, for 25 years with many other men, the last few years heading up the team. We would like to give much appreciation for the caring and special care given by Drs. Chaudhry, Ortiz, Green, and Hathaway, they tried very hard, we would recommend them to anyone! Visitation will be at Heritage Wednesday 8/6, Thursday 8/7 and Friday 8/8 from 8AM-5PM and A Celebration of Life will be held at 10A.M., Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Chapel. A potluck reception will follow at the family home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to Five Mile Community Church, 1915 W. Johannsen Rd., Spokane 99208 to be used for a handicap accessible bathroom, in his honor.


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Published in Spokesman-Review on July 27, 2014