Charles Rose, Sr.

Obituary of Charles A. Rose, Sr.

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Charles A. “Charlie” Rose, Sr., 92, of Winamac, IN passed away at home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  He was born on October 9, 1928 in North Judson, IN to the late Rudolph and Mollie [Rater] Rose.  On October 28, 1950, Charlie married Bernice M. Garling in Francesville, IN.  She passed away April 21, 2014.  

Charlie was a longtime member of St. James Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville. 

Charlie was a proud member of the Teamsters Union for over 30 years.  He enjoyed building, woodworking, and gardening.  Following retirement, Charlie worked with his brothers doing construction.  

Charlie was an avid country music fan. He enjoyed playing his guitar and making music with his family.   

Charlie loved his family very much and will be dearly missed.


Survivors include:

Cathy (Don) Wegner, Winamac, IN Daughter

Diane (Kent) Kruzick, Winamac, IN Daughter

Charles “Chuck” (Wendy) Rose, Jr., Winamac, IN Son

Chris (Megan) Wegner, Grandson

Jeremy (Tonia) Wegner, Grandson

Michelle (Paul) Miller, Granddaughter

Kendra Craft, Granddaughter

Colleen Denham, Granddaughter

Kyle Kruzick, Grandson

Michael Rose, Grandson

Katie Kennedy, Granddaughter

Evan Rose, Grandson

16 Great Grandchildren: Kolbey, Kelsey, Avery, Penelope, Celia, Hunter, Addyson, Anna, Alexis (Dylan), Allison, Sydney, Madelyn, Isaac, Ethan, Eva, and Lucy

Rudolph “Rudy” Rose, Jr., Winamac, IN Brother

James (Bertha) Rose, North Judson, IN Brother

Leonard (Evelyn) Garling, Francesville, IN Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Rudolph and Mollie [Rater] Rose, Parents

Bernice M. [Garling] Rose, Wife

Ann Rose, Granddaughter

Edward (Shirley) Rose, Brother

Geraldine Rose, Sister-in-law


Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EDT Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Monday, July 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Nelda Seger officiating. 


Burial will take place at St. James Salem Cemetery in Francesville, IN.  The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to St. James Salem United Church of Christ Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Pulaski County.  Make checks payable to Community Foundation with the church name in the memo line.  Contributions may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the Community Foundation PO Box 407 Winamac, IN 46996 or made online at  


Online Tributes may be made online at


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


Visitors are encouraged to observe current health and safety guidelines.



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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


10:00 am
Monday, July 12, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


St. James Salem Cemetery
10934 West 600 South
Francesville, Indiana, United States
The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
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