Mark A. Rose, age 75 of Plymouth, IN passed peacefully October 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mark was born February 14, 1946 to John and Vera (Wysong) Rose in Kendallville, IN. He married his high school sweetheart, Beth A. (Bleile) Rose on June 12, 1966. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage and raised three children: Megan Rose of Plymouth, Shawn Rose of Syracuse and Matt Rose of Plymouth.
Mark attended Purdue University where he earned a BS in Entomology and marched in the Purdue “All-American” marching band. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a Green Beret at Fort Bragg, NC. After moving to Plymouth in the early 1970’s, he went to work for Arrow Services, where he worked for 46 years before retiring in 2017. He was a longtime and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth.
Mark’s life was full of family. He supported and cheered on his children and grandchildren throughout his lifetime and never missed a sporting event, school activity or performance.
Mark was a lover of fresh air, sunshine and all things outside. He enjoyed working and playing outside, gardening and tending to his bird feeders year-round. His favorite way to enjoy the great outdoors was fishing. While he enjoyed fishing Indiana’s many lakes, the highlight of his summer was his August fishing trip to Cass Lake, Minnesota with family every year, a tradition he enjoyed for over 30 years.
Mark is survived by his three children, three grandchildren: Samantha Rose of Argos, Mitchell Rose of Plymouth and Riley Rose of Indianapolis. He is also survived by sisters Elizabeth (Jim) Glasson of Silver Lake and Mary (Charlie) Mills of Warsaw and brothers Tom (Joy) Rose of Albion and Jim (Kay) Rose of Wawaka.
Mark’s life was full and he had an impact on many. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation services will be held 4pm – 7pm on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home at 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
Donations in memory of Mark can be given to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.
Thank you to all our friends and community for your support during this difficult time.
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in assisting the family with arrangements.