Charles Rose, 93

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Charles Thomas Rose, 93, of Austin, died Sunday morning, April 25, 2010, at Austin Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1916, in Roscoe, Ohio, the son of James William and Bessie (Norman) Rose. He received his education in Ohio and after graduating from high school attended Ohio State University where he received a degree in industrial engineering. On Aug. 31, 1940, he was united in marriage to Alice Louise Latham in Columbus, Ohio. The couple lived in several cities where Charles worked as an engineer for manufacturing plants, including Chicago, Ill., Hartford, Conn., Philadelphia, Pa., Lancaster, Pa., Racine, Wis., Lake Mills, Iowa, Indianapolis, Ind., and Faribault. The plants in Lake Mills, Iowa, were Deluxe Filters, now Fleetguard, and in Faribault it was McQuay Manufacturing. He retired from McQuay Manufacturing at the age of 63 and the couple moved to Pinellas Park, Fla., and later to Largo, Fla. In July of 2007, they moved to Primrose Assisted Living in Austin to be near their daughter. Charles enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Rose of Austin; a daughter, Cynthia (Harlan) Wacholz of Alden; and two grandchildren: Wayne Wacholz of Walters and Lori Koerber of Mounds View.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Rose.
Private family services will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin at a later date. There will be no visitation. 
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