THE?DALLES, Ore. — Marlin E. Rose Jr., 76, of The Dalles, Ore., went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, while at home in The Dalles on Aug. 4, 2018.

Marlin was born May 9, 1942, in Johnstown, Pa., to Marlin E. Rose Sr. and Mildred L. Kleve Rose, both of Johnstown. He began dating the love of his life, Judi Yoder Rose, in high school.

He graduated from Conemaugh Township High School in 1960, then moved to Winona Lake to attend Grace College, where he graduated in 1964.

“Mar and Jud” continued dating long distance while he was in college and then they married in Johnstown on June 20, 1964.

He moved on to attend Grace Theological Seminary as well. During seminary, he worked at Chamness Funeral Home in Warsaw. Marlin then joined the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy and followed that by working as the town manager of Winona Lake. He then worked at Grace College as the director of the Physical Plant for many years. Marlin also worked at Keystone Designs, Warsaw, in the years prior to his final retirement.

Marlin’s hobbies included reading his Bible and other books, helping others, Facebook, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, hunting, and following the Tyler Junior College women’s soccer team.

He was an elder and deacon at Calvary Baptist Church since 2010. He was a member of the Lions Club and a steady volunteer at Camp Morrow.

Marlin is survived by wife Judi Rose; daughter Jennifer Rose Mathisen and her husband, Jeff Mathisen; grandsons Connor, Kellen, Caden and Krae; son Corey Rose and his wife, Tammy (O’Connor) Rose; and grandchildren Kennedy, Macguire and Emerson.

Marlin was preceded in death by his father, Marlin E. Rose Sr., in 1994; and by his mother, Mildred L. Kleve Rose, in 1996.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center, Celilo Chapel, The Dalles.  


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