Suzanne Marie “Sue” Rose, 71, Ligonier, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at home. She was born Jan. 20, 1948, in Michigan City. On Feb. 24, 1973, she married Dennis Rose, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2018.
She is survived by her children, Roy (Tammy) Rose of Ligonier; Steve Rose of Ligonier; Merry Rose and her fiancé Dan Piela of Ligonier; Jason (Jamie) Rose of Goshen; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two siblings, Sherri (Ray) Mast-Jeschke of Three Rivers, Mich.; and Michael (Emma) Mast of Milford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis, and her parents, Leroy and Virginia “Mickey” Mast.
Sue graduated from Ligonier High School in 1966. Over the years, she held many positions with local businesses including Alco, Val’s, Banner’s Pool Hall, Superior Sample, Tower Ribbon, Ligonier Telephone Company, and Maggie’s Restaurant, where she met her husband.
Sue loved animals and being outdoors. She also enjoyed cooking, writing poetry, and reading, but more than anything, she loved being with her family.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. A funeral service will be held in Sue’s honor at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Yeager Funeral Home. Pastor John Lutton will officiate.
A GoFundMe donation page has been created to help the family with Sue’s funeral expenses. Memorial contributions may be directed to https://www.gofundme.com/f/final-expenses-for-suzanne-rose.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.