Roy A. Rosendale

Born: Fri., Dec. 24, 1920
Died: Fri., Apr. 26, 2013


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 30, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., May 01, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Roy A. Rosendale, 92, of 2133 Sunny Lane died at 9:30 p.m. Friday (April 26, 2013) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Born December 24, 1920 in Golden, IL, Roy was the son of Hattie Rosendale.  He married Norma Jackson on February 1, 1943 in Palmyra, MO.  She survives.  They celebrated seventy years of marriage on February 1, 2013.

   Roy served his country in the Army during World War II receiving 2 bronze stars seeing action in New Guinea and the Philippines.  He was a member of Luther Memorial Church, Quincy American Legion Post No. 37, VFW Post No. 5129 and the Elks Lodge No. 100.  Roy was an avid Cardinal Baseball and Quincy High School Blue Devil basketball fan.  He also enjoyed collecting coins and most of all he loved to go dancing with his wife Norma.

   Roy was employed as an over the road truck driver for 35 years for Vidas Transfer which later became Warsaw Trucking Company.  After retiring from trucking, he worked for Greenmount Cemetery and also managed El Rancho Vista Estates.

   Survivors include his wife Norma; four daughters Beverly Hickerson (James "Jim") of Garland, TX, Tanna Barry (Dan) of Quincy, Rebecca Kendall of New Burn, NC and Pamela Thornburg (Willis "Will") of Addison, IL; seven grandchildren Kim Burwinkel (Tom) of Plano, TX, Kandi Ehrhart (Matt) of Quincy, Kari Chapman of Quincy, April Bergstrasser (Curt) of Wylie, TX, Jon Milton (Diane) of Little Elm, TX, Nick Milton (Amy) of Carrollton, TX, Jayme Thornburg of The Colony, TX;  numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Rosendale was preceded in death by his mother; son-in-law Norman Kendall and one granddaughter Lindsey Royal Thornburg.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Metz officiating.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 and Wednesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church, St. Vincent's Home Activity Fund or the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37.

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Terry Woodworth
   Posted Sat April 27, 2013
Aunt Norma, so sorry to hear about uncle Roy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Roy was always fun to be around, always smiling. I remember all the family reunions we had at Reservoir Park in Quincy. Precious memories last a lifetime. Take care, Honey, sorry we can't make it back at this time. God Bless. Terry & Carol

Dennis and Jill Mathes
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
Our deep sympathies on the loss of your Father, Tanna. Please extend the sentiment to your Mother. You were lucky to have him with you for so long. Such a good long life. Blessings on your family.

Larry Rosendale
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
Aunt Norma, sorry to hear about Uncle Roy. When i think back to when he would stop to visit or would come with Aunt Florine and Aunt Hattie he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell us about when he was driving a truck/trailer. It brings back fond memorys. Nephew Larry Rosendale.

Rocco Morisco and the status team
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
We are all very sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Francis Rosendale
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
Norma and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I am so
thankful for being able to spend time with you and Roy, always so
nice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Joanne E. Rosendale Carson
   Posted Wed May 01, 2013
My prayers are with you and your family. Growing up with cousins close by is indeed filled with precious memories. Our family always looked forward to seeing relatives from Quincy. I especially have great memories of your visits. Roy and you were so special, happy. and loving to all of us. Of course, you probably knew I had a big crush on Roy....he was so handsome and had many characteristics that always looked for in others. I also have a warm fuzzy feeling when thinking of Tanna and Beverly as we had some fun times together. I regret that I have not done a good job of keeping in touch. May you find peace and comfort in memories and strength in each other's love. God bless all of you.

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