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David L. Rose

March 12, 1956 October 22, 2020
David L. Rose
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David L. Rose, age 64, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 26, 2020, at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Mapleton, Iowa. Pastor Linda Boggs and Pastor Harvey Hanson will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Center Cemetery of Castana, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn and social distancing rules will apply. The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

David Lyle Rose, the son of Lyle and DiAnn (Perrin) Rose, was born on March 12, 1956, in Onawa, Iowa. He grew up in the Mapleton area and graduated from Maple Valley High School with the class of 1974. While growing up, David had a love for horses which led to his participation in the Little Breeches Rodeo and the Monona County Saddle Club. He could be found helping his father farm or working at the Mapleton Processing Plant while in his teens.

On November 16, 1974, David married his high school sweetheart, Rita (O’Connor) Rose. To this union two children were born: Bradley David and Heather Ilene. While still farming David began driving school bus for the Maple Valley CSD. He attended auctioneer school and began Rose Auction Service. David enjoyed doing carpentry work on the side and was employed with Wessling Peters Construction. He still remained passionate about his love for the land and continued to farm throughout his lifetime. In his later years, David worked as a real estate agent for Valley Realty.

David was an active member of the community. He served on the Maple Valley School Board for 8 years, was an honorary FFA member, and was a member of Saint Peters United Church of Christ where he served on the church board. David had a love for any and all kinds of chocolate. He was fondly referred to as a chocoholic by his family as he had his own special candy drawer.

Family came first and foremost for David. He cherished time spent with his children whether it was riding horses or attending their events. The grandchildren loved his special side-by-side and tractor rides. As David would often say it’s “hard telling not knowing” how much his family and friends will miss him.

Those left to embrace their loving memories of David include his wife of 45 years, Rita Rose of Mapleton, IA; his son Bradley (Megan) Rose of Polk City, IA; his daughter Heather (David) Johansen of Martensdale, IA; six grandchildren: Harlee, Hudson and Hayden Rose, Morgan, Skylar and Brodie Johansen; his mother DiAnn Rose of Mapleton, IA, three sisters Debbie (Michael) Jensen of Castana, IA, Marsha (Craig) Hartman of Sloan, IA and Brenda (Steve) Howland of Mapleton, IA; along with many other extended family members and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Lyle Rose; father and mother-in-law Darrell and Florence (Miller) O’Connor; grandparents Ned and Evelyn Perrin, Lee and Beulah Irwin and Roscoe Rose; brothers-in-law Dean Venteicher and Perry O’Connor; and nephew Lucas Jensen.

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Visitation

Sunday

25

Oct

5:00 PM 10/25/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/25/2020 7:00:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton

210 South 5th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn and social distancing rules will apply.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton
210 South 5th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

26

Oct

10:30 AM 10/26/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Peter's United Church of Christ

510 Ring Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
510 Ring Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States
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