Donald E. Rose
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Graveside services for Donald Edward Rose, 63, of Belton will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple with Pastor Pat Dietrich officiating.
Mr. Rose passed away on Sept. 30.
Rose was born in El Paso on Nov. 2, 1947 to Hobert O. and Neva F. (Fletcher) Rose. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso. Donald enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 28, 1967 and retired on July 27, 1988 as a CW4. During his time in the military, hew flew helicopters in Vietnam and had received two bronze stars. After retiring, he went on to work with the U.S.D.A.O.I.G., retiring on March 25, 2000.
On April 20, 1974 he married Virginia Ann Engle in Fort Hood. Donald and Virginia relocated to the Central Texas area in 1986. He attended UMHB and graduated with the class of 1992. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Neva Rose; and one brother, Robert Rose.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Belton; his father, Hobert Rose of El Paso; two sons, Joe P. Rose of Belton and Robert D. Zuekle of Moody; one daughter, Sherry D. Rose of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; one brother, Thomas Rose of Williamston, Michigan; and one grandson, James Zuelke of Moody.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77054.