Former Naubinway resident, Kevin Clement Rose, 57, of Lockport, Illinois, died Thursday May 14, 2020 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. Born March 26, 1963 in Manistique, son of Clem and Mary (Legault) Rose, Kevin graduated from Engadine High School in 1981 and attended Northern Michigan University. He retired as a Pharmacy Assistant from St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, Michigan. While in high school Kevin wrote for the school paper and did not miss a sporting event. As Football Manager he wore a jersey for the Engadine Eagles. He announced every basketball game over the radio and spent hours of his youth throwing a tennis ball up against the chimney practicing his pitch! Kevin lived in Lockport, Illinois with his fiancée Robin Amundsen. Kevin enjoyed being with his family and friends. He could answer any question about any sport especially the Detroit Tigers. He loved to take “road trips” and travel with Robin, listening to his favorite music. Kevin enjoyed photography and capturing pictures of his many adventures. Kevin always loved bumping into old friends from school and always had a joke to tell. Kevin attended St. Stephens Catholic Missions and found peace and comfort in his faith.
Kevin is preceded in death by his grandparents Arthur and Eva Legault, Henry and Lillian Johnson and Walter “Peko” and Gladys Gildersleeve. Survivors include his fiancée Robin Amundsen of Lockport, IL and her children Kelly (Richard) Cady of Homer Glen, IL, Erin (Bill) Knor of Frankfort, IL and Kyle (Erin) Amundsen of Frankfort, IL; parents Mary Rose of Naubinway and father Clem (Lyla) Rose of Traverse City; siblings Walter (Brenda) Gildersleeve of Grand Rapids, Karla Siegwart of Sault Ste. Marie, Patricia (Steven) Nelson of Manistee, Christie (Jerry) Overland of Newberry, Melissa (Frederick) Rose-Killips of Sault Ste. Marie, Timothy Rose of Naubinway, Amy (Kurt) Perron of Brimley and David (Krista) Rose of Escanaba; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at a later date at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Naubinway with Fr. Marty Flynn officiating.
Rite of Committal will take place at the Engadine Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Stephen’s Catholic Mission in his memory. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.