December 1, 1948- September 9, 2013
Rose grew up on a farm near Beaver, Iowa and graduated from Ogden High School in 1967. On June 15, 1968, Rose was united in marriage to Darwin Tucker at the Ogden United Methodist Church in Ogden, Iowa. They were the proud parents of two children: Tim and Tina. Together they made their home in Grand Junction, Iowa. Rose worked as the Secretary for the Superintendent of the East Greene Schools for 31 years, before retiring in 2009.
Rose loved to play sports and later watch her children and grandchildren participate in athletics. She also enjoyed being the chaperone for the East Greene Hawkette Basketball team for many years. Rose also enjoyed crocheting, reading novels and traveling to Branson, Las Vegas or anywhere to visit family and friends. Rose always enjoyed the monthly Card Club gatherings. She also absolutely loved being the Superintendents Secretary especially for Jack Anderson. Rose was an influence to many students that passes through the halls of East Greene.
Rose was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, Elks Lodge Does, and the East Greene Booster Club.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents David and Iva Van Pelt; two brothers: Robert Van Pelt and Ronnie Van Pelt; and her mother and father-in-law: Thelma and Melvin Tucker. She is survived by her husband Darwin Tucker of Jefferson, Iowa; her son Tim Tucker of Jefferson, Iowa; her daughter Tina (Dan) Snedden of Grand Junction, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Tori Tucker, Trey Tucker, Tieryn Tucker, and Tatum Tucker all of Jefferson, Iowa , and Bryce Snedden, Noah Snedden, Ethan Snedden, Lane Snedden, Benjamin Snedden, and Jake Snedden all of Grand Junction, Iowa; Brothers: Eddie Van Pelt of Port Byron, Illinois, and Jim (Marilyn) Van Pelt of Grand Junction, Iowa; sister Judy (Don) Nelson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sister-in-law: Jo (Roger) Zunkle of Grand Junction, Iowa; Brother-in-law: Denny (Barb) Tucker of Gowrie, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com