Alren “Dean” Rose, Jr., 67, of Wauseon, Ohio, died unexpectedly April 23, 2019, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
He was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, to Alren Dean Rose, Sr., and Rosemary Jeannine Henninger. He married the love of his life, Patricia A. Franks, on Dec. 13, 1974, at Morenci Church of the Nazarene.
Dean lived in many places during his life, but mostly in Morenci, Mich. He received his GED and took classes in law enforcement and for the electrical trade. He worked in several areas including serving as a part-time patrolman for the Fayette Police Department and at Peter Stamping. He retired from FSI in Archbold in 2013. Dean was a member of the UFCW in Toledo and the Sons of the American Legion.
Known to his family as “Mr. Fix-it,” he was quite the handyman and was always tinkering with something. He was very giving and forgiving, enjoyed camping—specially at Harrison Lake State Park—and loved Ford cars and trucks. He was passionate about NASCAR and was a big fan of Mark Martin, but the most important thing to him was his grandchildren whom he dearly loved.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alren Dean (and Michelle) Rose, III, of Archbold, Ohio, and a daughter, Monica (and Kevin) Kay of Napoleon, Ohio; the aunt and uncle who raised him, Sandy and Clyde Darrow of Osseo, Mich.; several siblings, Thomas (and Robin) Rose of Virginia, Russell (and Sherri) Dohr, Jr., of Montana, Debbie (and Bruce) Peterson of Washington, Sandy Rose of Arizona, Timothy Scott and David Scott, both of Oregon; 10 grandchildren, Tyler, Natalee, Alexa, Nibel, Anya, Tamiya, Tracy, Keith, David and Savannah; and numerous extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his young daughter, Kendra Sue Rose at age 5; his parents; a sister, Kathy Joseph; a brother, Mike Dohr; and his stepfather, Russell Dohr, Sr.
Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at the funeral home, with Pastor Maryann Reimund officiating. Dean will be buried in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery next to his daughter.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House Charities or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.