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Richard A. Rose, age 77, born to Robert and Marcella (Fastenmeier) Rose on November 2nd, 1936, passed peacefully on June 1st, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jean (Bilkovsky) and son, Richard Jr.
Surviving are his daughters, Debbie (Roger) Fritz, Linda Rose, Yvonne (Mike) Bozzo, Vicki Yahrmarkt, brother, John (Tammy) Rose, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren (wow), and his best friend Bandit.

Family and friends may visit for Memorial visitation on Thursday, June 5 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd. 419-473-1301. Memorial service will begin at 7:00 pm. To leave a message for Richard's family, please visit