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Ervin Lester "Rosie" Rose

September 29, 1927 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 91)

     Ervin Lester "Rosie" Rose age 91, of Ovid, MI, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

     Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held later in June.

     Rosie was born in Laingsburg, MI on September 29, 1927 the son of Merle and Viola (Curtis) Rose.  He owned and operated Rose Excavating in Ovid for 42 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army.

     He is survived by his wife of 63 years Margaret of Ovid, daughters: Linda Hooker of Durand, LuAnn Rose of St. Johns, Cindy Rademacher of Crystal Lake, son Terry Rose of Owosso. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 10 great grand babies, and brother Darwin Rose of Dewitt.   He was preceded in death by brothers: Duane, Gale, Jimmy and sister Donna.

     Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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