Sunday, April 30, 2006

Obituary: Paul J. Rose - Class of 1913

MONONA/MADISON - Paul J. Rose, age 88, of 6206 Sylvan Lane, Monona, died on Monday, May 9, 1983 in a St. Petersburg, Florida hospital after a short illness. He was born on January 25, 1895 in Madison. He graduated from Central High School in 1913. He worked as an assistant chemist for both the U.S. Sugar Beet Company and the Burgess Battery Company. He then went into sales for the Singer Sewing Machine Company and later became a manager at Freeport, Illinois. Mr. Rose served in the U.S. Army in 1918 during World War I. He maried the former Collete Rix of Chicago in 1919. Mr. Rose worked for Frautschi Inc. for 39 years in sales and also was an assistant buyer in furniture. He reitred from that at the age of 65; in 1960 he then represented World Book Encyclopedia and Child Craft Books for seven years until his retirement. He was a charter member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, St. Bernard's Court Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a member of and a former board member of the Monona Senior Citizens. Mr. Rose had served as the Adjutant for the World War I Barracks Group No. 2086. Survivors include his children, Mary Mattingly of San Pedro, California, Margaret Bevacqua of Chicago, Paul J. Rose Jr. of Perrysburg, Ohio, William F. Rose of Milwaukee, Philip J. Rose of Delafield and Anita Agostini of Greenfield, WI.; a daughter in-law, Mary Rose of Madison; 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Mr. Rose was precded in death by his wife Colette in 1974 and a son, James Rose who was killed in an automobile accident in 1961. Funeral services will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St. at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13 with Msgr. Edward Dier officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 8p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive where there the Rosary will be recited at 8p.m.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 11, 1983.

Note: This obituary has been transcribed faithfully from the original, which featured some unusual spacing with regard to time entries.

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