JACK L. ROSE (1934-2020) LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

JACK L. ROSE (1934-2020) LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

11/22/2020

Jack L. Rose

1934 to 2020

Jack Lee Rose, 86, was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Georgine and Emery Rose. He passed away November 22, 2020.

Jack enjoyed camping, family vacations, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, coaching youth baseball and attending his childrens’ and grandchildrens’ sporting events and activities.

He was a US Marine (1952-1955) and a Golden Glove Boxer. He was a Lieutenant for the Des Moines Police Department until he retired then he became Police Chief for the towns of Ellsworth and Jewell. He was also a great auto mechanic and operated a metal scraping business.

Jack grew up and lived most of his life on the eastside of Des Moines. He attended East and Tech High School. He married Nancy, November 25, 1956 and that is the same year he became a Des Moines Police Officer (1956-1990).

Jack is survived by his children, Lee (Debbie) Rose, Brenda (Dale) Smith, Shari (Brent) Rusher, and Jack (Tina) Rose Jr.; Grandchildren, Lee (Nicole) Rose, Jr. Jason Rose, Jen Rose, Courtney Smith, Kayla (Tyler) Stocker, Nick Smith, Cole Smith, Mia Rose and Abby Rusher; Greatgrandchildren, Ashlynn, Austin and Lainey Rose and Parker and Owen Pruitt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, his parents, and his two sisters, Joy and Donna. He also leaves behind many great friends, especially, The Swim Family.

He will be buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines on November 25 at a private service.

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