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“You could always count on Don for a story and a warm smile. My heartfelt condolences to his family, and to the community of Elders. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Emma LeClerc

“I can remember going to Grandma's house as a kid when Uncle Don and Aunt Louise were up , I would sit and listen to all his stories . Uncle Don you...Read More ยป
2 of 3 | Posted by: Christe (Rose) Overland - MI

“Uncle Don will be missed by all of us. I loved to listen to his stories, which always made me laugh. Rest In Peace Uncle Don. Until we meet again... ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Karla Siegwart - Sault Ste Marie,, MI

Donald W. Rose, 92, of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away on Monday afternoon, October 24, 2016 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette with his family at his side. Don was born June 22, 1924 in Manistique, MI to the late Royal and Lillian (O'Neil) Rose. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 on the USS Bath. He married Louise Dillabough on June 11, 1945 in Battle Creek, MI. After his discharge he became a Master Machinist and worked for Oliver and Clark Equipment in Battle Creek until the time of his retirement. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working and telling stories. He was a member of Saint Barnabas Lutheran Church and a Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians member in Sault Ste. Marie. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 290 in Engadine, MI. Don enjoyed the 11th U.P. Honor Flight that he took part in this past September. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Carroll of Oklahoma; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia DeLong of Nashville, MI; and two brothers, Clement (Lyla) Rose of Traverse City, MI and Vernon (Ruth) Johnson of Engadine. Don was preceded in death by his wife, son Vernon and a sister, Doreen. Don's final resting place will be beside his wife at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Donations can be sent to the U.P. Honor Flight, 7480 J. Road, Gladstone, MI 49837 The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at

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