Ralph "Lou" Rose

January 19, 1939 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 81)


Ralph "Lou" Rose, 81, of Churubusco, passed away on January 14, 2021, at his home. 

Born in Logansport, on January 19, 1939, to the late Russell and Mildred (Nead) Rose.  He spent his formative years in Logansport, graduating from Onward High School of Tipton Township.

After high school he served in the National Guard until 1963.

Ralph was married to Marilyn Rohrer on August 14, 1983.

He retired from Norfolk & Southern in December of 1989, where he worked as a Chief Dispatcher.

Ralph was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Coast to Coast Resorts.

He always strived to live Romans 10: 8-11.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Rose; his son, David Rose; a daughter, Sharon Rose; two step-sons; Khris Royer and Scott Royer; two sisters, Mary Wilburn and Janice Kay; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Beatty; two sisters, Charlotte Becthal and Phillys Burke; a brother, Roger Rose; a step-son, Thomas Royer.

Memorial Services will take place at Fellowship of Wesley Chapel on January 23, 2021, at  2:00 PM, with Pastor Larry Smith officiating.
Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 AM., until 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Online note to the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph "Lou" Rose, please visit our floral store.


January 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fellowship of Wesley Chapel
13733 Wesley Chapel Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723

Memorial Service
January 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Fellowship of Wesley Chapel
13733 Wesley Chapel Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723


Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
13733 Wesley Chapel Road, Churubusco IN 46723

© 2021 Sheets and Childs Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy