Marlin E. Rose, Jr., 76, of The Dalles, Ore., went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, while at home on August 4, 2018. Marlin was born on 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 and then moved to Winona Lake, Ind., 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, Pa., on June 20, 1964. He moved on to attend Grace Theological Seminary as well. During seminary, he worked at Chamness Funeral Home in Warsaw, Ind. Marlin then joined the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy and followed that by working as the Town Manager of Winona Lake, Ind. He then worked at Grace College as the Director of the Physical Plant for many years. Marlin also worked at Keystone Designs of Warsaw, Ind., 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; grandchildren Kennedy, Macguire, and Emerson.
Marlin was preceded in death by his father Marlin E. Rose, Sr. in1994 and by his mother, Mildred L. (Kleve) Rose in 1996.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlin’s name to CampMorrow.org C/O Anderson’s Tribute Center.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Calvary Baptist Church (3350 Columbia View Drive The Dalles, OR 97058).
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center • Celilo Chapel 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058. Visit AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.