Thomas Rose
Thomas Rose

Obituary of Thomas C. Rose

Thomas C. Rose, age 89, of Alpena, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, May 18th, in Royal Oak, MI.

Tom was born Oct 24th, 1932, in Athens, AL.  He was the only son of the late Bonnie and Myrtle Rose, and the family moved to Dearborn, MI in August,1940, when Tom was 8 years old.

Tom worked at Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant for 30 years, before retiring in September 1998.  After retiring, he and his wife, Joanne, moved to Canada Creek Ranch in Atlanta, MI, and then to Alpena in November 2000. 

Tom served his country in the US Army, during the Korean War.  He was in combat in 1953, with the 40th Infantry Division, earning a Combat Infantry badge, along with many unit citations.  Tom was honorably discharged in 1954, with the rank of Corporal. 

Tom is preceded in death by his mother and father, Bonnie and Myrtle Rose, his wife Joanne, and his son Greg. 

Tom is survived by three daughters, Lisa(Rick) Mousseau of Taylor, MI, Lori(Jim) Lentine of Colorado Springs, CO, and Nancy(Ted) Kolodziej of Clarkston, MI, along with six grandchildren, Bonnie, Richard, Tim, Garrett, Kelli and Taylor. 

At Tom’s request, there will be no visitation or formal funeral.  He will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI.

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