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William 'Bill' James Rose

May 22, 1954 — February 2, 2016

William "Bill" James Rose, the son of Perry and Lela (Bush) Rose was born May 22, 1954, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm South of Cleghorn. His early childhood education was received at Maryhill School and later at Meriden-Cleghorn High School, where he graduated in 1973. After high school, Bill attended Northwest Iowa Technical College in Sheldon, IA to become an electrical lineman. In 1977, Bill went to work for Illinois Central as a lineman. In 1981, he joined the union through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Los Angeles and later the Midwest. Most recently, he worked as a lineman for area wind farms and utility companies. Bill enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, fishing, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, and tinkering with his old tractors. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On February 2, 2016, Bill passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a short illness at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Lela Rose. He is survived by his son, Brandon Coughenour and fianc� Jena of Alma, MI; four grandchildren: Reese Weiland, Ivy Nevaeh Coughenour, Paislee Grey Coughenour, and Dakota John Coughenour; seven siblings: Linda (Mike) Scott of Aurelia, IA, Mike Rose of Cherokee, IA, Pat (Mona) Rose of Owatona, MN, Joe (Roxie) Rose of Redwood Falls, MN, Matt Rose of Cleghorn, IA, Nick (Mary) Rose of Cleghorn, IA, Mary (Don) Long of Ozark, MO; and his very special friend, Tonya Claussen of Cherokee; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Ty Scott Beau Rose Judd Rose Jesse Rose Jake Gravenish Jason Peters HONORARY BEARERS Jessica Garvin Katie Jo Gravenish Rachel Corken Danny Rose
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Monday night following the visitation at the funeral home.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Rural Cherokee, Iowa
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