James Henry Rose, 74, died March 27 in Fayetteville. He was born May 7, 1932 in LaCrosse, Wis. to Alice Lena Christ and William Harold Rose, Sr.
Rose served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956 in Korea and Japan. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in elementary education and taught at the Green Lake, Wisconsin public school system.
He married Janet Crook on Aug. 18, 1962. They raised two children, James F. Rose and Janica L. Rose. Jim and Janet moved to Eureka Springs in 2000 where they helped operate Arbor Glen B&B with their son and daughter-in-law. When the business sold, they moved to Holiday Island.
Jim was an avid reader and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. Throughout his life, he was active in church, serving on church administrative councils, building committees, ushering and singing in church choirs. He was a member of the Jaycees, various teacher organizations and, most recently, Commander of the Eureka Springs Post #9 of the American Legion. He was also a member of Carroll County AARP, the Eureka Springs Area Dinner Club, the Holiday Island Homeowners Association and the Wisconsin Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law Donna and Edwin Peppler; brother, Bill Rose, Jr.; and brother-in-law Raymond Frederick.
Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janet; one daughter, Janice Carpenter and husband Kurt of Manhattan, NY; one son, Jim Rose and wife Mendy of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two grandchildren, Ethan Rose and Caitlin Carpenter; one sister, Mavis Winbrenner and husband Al of Harford, Wis.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Roy Berndt of Ripon, Wis.; and sisters-in-law Donna Rose of Milwaukee, Wis. and Charlene Frederick of Ripon, Wis.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at Eureka Springs First United Methodist Church. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Another memorial service will be held on April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's United Church of Christ in Ripon, Wis.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Eureka?Springs First United Methodist Church for choir robes or to Our Saviour's United Church of Christ in Ripon, Wis. for music for Everybody Singers.
The family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during Jim's lengthy illness. To sign the online guest book, visit <www.nelsonberna.com>. Arrangements are being made under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.