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Roy A. Rosendale

December 24, 1920 ~ April 26, 2013 (age 92)

   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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