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Dennis Merrill Rose

February 27, 1942 March 17, 2020
Dennis Merrill Rose
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Obituary for Dennis Merrill Rose
Dennis Merrill Rose, 78, of Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, previously of Rainbow Ridge in Galena, and Winnebago, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Generations in Rock Island, IL. He was born February 27, 1942 in Forest Park, IL the son of Wallace A. Rose and stepson of Pearl M. Rose. Dennis moved from Chicago to Winnebago in 1955, then to Rainbow Ridge in Galena in 1985, and then to Big Meadows in Savanna in 2005. While in Galena, he worked in the assembly of automobile seat hardware, on the computer at the Jo Daviess County Work Shop and volunteered reading to children at the Galena Library. Dennis was a member of the Galena United Methodist Church where he was of great encouragement to everyone who attended. At Big Meadows he was on the residential counsel was involved in all activities. He enjoyed Country, Polka and Rock and Roll music, shopping and going out to eat. Dennis was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan. He also enjoyed annual trips to Branson, MO and Winnebago to visit friends and his parent’s graves at the Winnebago Cemetery.

Dennis is lovingly survived by several friends. He was predeceased by his father, Wallace A. Rose on June 15, 1962 and stepmother Pearl M. Rose on December 24, 1993.

Dennis will be buried next to Wallace and Pearl Rose in a private interment service at Winnebago Cemetery near Winnebago. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Dennis Rose’s name for Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna. Cards and memorials can be mailed to Dennis Rose Memorial, Post Office Box 345, Hanover, IL 61041. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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Cemetery Details


Winnebago Cemetery Final Resting Place

Westfield Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Westfield Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dennis Rose Memorial, Post Office Box 345, Hanover, IL 61041


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