Gilbert “Bud” Rose

NEW ULM – Gilbert “Bud” Rose, 88, of New Ulm, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Pastor Jo Ann Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

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Gilbert is survived by his sons, Steve Rose and Scott Rose, both of New Ulm, Robert Rose of Cold Spring; Pam, Lynette and Karla; grandchildren, Melissa Rose-Voges, Andria Rose, Jeremy Rose, Jenna Rose, Elizabeth Brown and Dash Rose; great-grandchildren, Conner, Braxton, Harlow and Jessal; brothers, Melvin (Josephine) Rose of Sleepy Eye, Richard (Darlaine) Rose of Arlington; caring nephews, Les Sr. (JoAnn) Rose and Mike Rose; and longtime companion, Lonnie Rudell of New Ulm; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marlene; daughter-in-law, Kristine Cunningham-Rose; and by his sisters, Ruth Olson, Betty Schmidt, and Lorraine Bartz.

Gilbert Arthur Rose was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Sleepy Eye to Arthur and Lillian (Janisch) Rose. He proudly served his country in the United States Army (277th Port Company) from 1943 up to his Honorable Discharge at Camp Fort McCoy on Dec. 30, 1945.

Gilbert was united in marriage to Marlene Ann Koch on May 3, 1951 in New Ulm. He was employed at the Radke Sash and Door Company, Skyline, Wallner Construction and 3M until his retirement in 1986. Gilbert was a self-taught accomplished carpenter. Prior to moving to New Ulm in the early ’70s Gilbert lived on hobby farms most of his life and enjoyed raising poultry, sheep and horses. In his younger years “Bud” also liked to hunt, and throughout his life his door was always open to all members of his family and friends.

Gilbert was known for his one-liners, wit and charm, and was the jokester of the Tuesday boys who gathered to share their opinions from the podium. His laugh will be truly missed.

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