John “Pat” Rose
November 11, 1936 – June 5, 2023
Pat was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Frances Rose; brothers Terry and Tim Rose and sisters, Cindy Hook and Nancy Palma.
Survived by his wife Barbara Rose; children: Kevin Rose (wife Kim) and Kelly Wendt; grandchildren: Cameron, Nolan, Alexa Rose, Zachary and Jacob Wendt; Brothers Mike Rose, Tom Rose, and Sisters Mary McGahan, Kathy Janousek and Josetta Freeman.
John “Pat” Rose was born in Omaha, NE to John and Mary Frances Rose on November 11, 1936.
Pat graduated from Creighton Prep High School in 1954. He then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959. On August 27, 1966, Pat was united in marriage to his beautiful bride Barbara (Sanderhoff) Rose. At the time of passing, Pat and Barb had been married for 56 years. Together they raised their children Kevin and Kelly. Pat and Barb were later blessed with five grandchildren Cameron, Zachary, Nolan, Jacob and Alexa.
Pat spent 31 years at Mutual of Omaha as a Sales/Marketing Executive. He enjoyed his time at Mutual, taking pride in his work and aggressively pursued any challenges they had to offer. It was the friendships that he developed along the way that he maintained until his death that were so important to him. After Mutual, he worked at Opera Omaha and then retired from The Swanson Corporation.
Pat was involved with sports throughout his life. He was a huge fan of Nebraska Football, attending too many games to count. His volunteer time with Omaha softball earned him a place in the Omaha Softball Association Hall of Fame. He truly enjoyed the competition that came from playing sports. He would always tell us that “he would do anything just to play again.” Later in life he loved watching his grandkids participate in all sorts of high school activities but had a special love for their sporting events. He genuinely thought that every one of his grandchildren were special and he was blessed to be around them.
We will always remember our father as an “Honorable, Caring and Courageous” man. Family was especially important to him. He showed us what being a “Dad” meant. It meant you are selfless, strong, and caring. He always put his family before himself. He didn’t need much, and a lot of time just wanted to spend time with us. Right down to the end, he wanted to take care of his “Beautiful Bride,” known to us as Mom. He did everything he could to keep her at home until it was no longer feasible. Still, he went to see her every afternoon to make sure she had everything she needed. We are all blessed to call him a husband, father, and grandfather.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, June 12, 2023, 10:00AM, St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” Street, Ralston, Nebraska. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Dorothy Day House or Nebraska Humane Society.