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Rosene, Earl W.
Earl W. Rosene, 85, of Independence, MO, formerly of New Windsor, IL, died Friday August 27, in Independence. Services are 1:00 PM Saturday at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in Western Twsp Cemetery, Orion, and IL. Visitation is 1 hour prior to services Saturday where memorials may be left to the Tri-County Ambulance or Liberty Hospital Hospice. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com

He was born January 28, 1925 in New Windsor a son of Nels and Gladys Clark Rosene. He attended the New Windsor schools and married Margaret Willhouse May 9, 1954 in Norwood, IL. She died September 18, 2006.

He was employed briefly at the Rock Island Arsenal before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW2. Earl retired in 1984 from John Deere in Moline.

He was a member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Assoc and was an avid Bowler.

Survivors include a daughter Kathy Swanson of Independence, a sister Marilyn Zuidema of Alpha, 3 nieces and a nephew. His parents, wife, 1 son Kevin and 2 sisters preceded her in death.
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