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John Rose, 85

John Samuel "Chick" Rose, 85, of Hudson, died peacefully Sunday June 15, at his residence; fitting on Father's Day as his boys were at his side.

Chick was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Bayport, Minn.; the son of Frederick and Florence "Flossy" Rose. He was raised in Hudson where he attended school. As a young man, he enlisted in the armed forces and proudly served in the United States Army prior to being honorably discharged.

On March 11, 1950, he was united in marriage to Rosella "Sally" Johnson in Iowa. Chick began his career with Norlake Refrigeration in Hudson where he worked nearly twenty years. He would then take a position for the City Of Hudson Public Works/Parks and Recreation. He worked there over twenty years prior to retiring in 1991.

For anyone who knew Chick, they greatly appreciated his positive demeanor as he was always smiling and enjoyed your company. He cherished his family and rarely missed a sporting/school event for his children and grandchildren. He was a former member of the Hudson Fire Department and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

He enjoyed hunting or spending time with family at or near their cabin in Cumberland. He enjoyed being busy and working with his hands. He built his current house; going as far as digging the basement/foundation by hand. More recently, he loved tinkering with the yard and had the weeds on the run as he was known to pick them by the bags.

Chick will forever remain in the hearts of his four sons: David (Jean nee Stoetzel), Thomas (Lisa nee Bakke), John, Jr., (Diane nee Hamble) and Joseph (Tammy nee Sanford); daughter, Sheryl Rose; four grandsons: Jeremy (Candy) Thelen, Tom Rose, Jr., Mark Rose and Justin Rose; five granddaughters: Tania (Adam) Strawn, Nicole Rose, Stephanie Rose, Tracy Rose and Stacy (Alex) Olson; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jason, Jordyn, Landon, Lachlan, Laelynn; brothers Jerry (Kathy) Rose, Dan (Pat) Rose; sisters-in-law Marcy and Shirley Rose; and the extended Johnson family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally; siblings Bonnie Kohrt, Joyce Smith, Betty Hand, Rosie Morgan, Hugh Rose, Dick Rose, Fritz Rose, and Samuel Rose.

Funeral service for John "Chick" Rose will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Bethel Lutheran Highlands Church, 504 Frontage Road, in Hudson. Burial with full military honors will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson and one hour prior to the service at church Monday morning.

Memorials preferred.

Services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, (715) 386-3725.