Dale E. Rose, 58, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at Newton Medical Center.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Steve Toews and Pastor Brad Burkholder officiating.


Dale E. Rose, 58, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at Newton Medical Center.

He was born March 15, 1950, in Newton to Richard Junior and Joan Lee (Onstott) Rose.

On April 8, 1972, he married Christine Carroll in Weston, Conn. She survives of the home.

He was a 1968 graduate of Newton High School. Dale proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Newton.

Dale was an employee of Learjet for the last 18 years, where he developed many lasting friendships.

He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Council Grove lake and playing cards with his card group. Dale greatly looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.

Other survivors include sons, David and Sara Rose of Newton, and Micah and Jordan Rose of Lawrence; daughter, Leah Rose of Newton; mother, Joan Lee (Onstott) Rose of Newton; granddaughter, Kayin Rose of Lawrence; and grandson, Max Rose of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Junior Rose.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Steve Toews and Pastor Brad Burkholder officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Rose Grandchildren Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.