Rudy Rose

Rudolph “Rudy” Rose, age 71 of Safford, AZ, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, January 3, 2020, in Tucson, AZ. Rudy was born on January 13, 1948, to Ethel and Rudolph Rose in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In September of 1969 Rudy married the love of his life, Karen. They raised three children that he was very proud of.

Rudy is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Karen of Safford, AZ; one sister, Nancy Kwilinski of Green Bay, WI; one son, Timothy Rose (Jody) of Overgaard, AZ; two daughters, Lisa Rice (Andy) of Phoenix, AZ and Laura Rapier (Wes) of Safford, AZ; he had 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren

Rudy’s impact on this community will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Rudy’s Life will be conducted Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the River Community Church in Safford by Pastor David Chapman.

Rudy’s family suggests donations in Rudy’s honor be offered to Meals on Wheels America,

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Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.