Curtis S. Rose

Curtis S. Rose, age 53 of Grafton, ND passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home in Grafton.

Curtis Shawn Rose was born May 30, 1966 in Seattle, WA the son of Edward and Patti (Peterson) Rose. The family moved to Grafton where he attended school, graduating in 1984. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Following his education he worked as a foreman at Alchem, LTD; Reimer Welding, Granatus Consulting and was currently working as a boiler operator at the Life Skills and Transition Center. He was united in marriage to Jean Vejtasa in August of 1992.

Curtis was known for his off the wall sense of humor. He loved to spend time with his daughters. He enjoyed watching the MN Vikings, MN Twins and loved hockey.

Curtis is survived by his daughters: Breanna (Cole) Haugland, Brocket, ND; Alexandra Rose, Grand Forks, ND; Jaden Rose, Park River, ND; his mother, Patti Rose, Grafton, ND; his sister, Tracey (Cory) Burns, Grafton, ND; the love of his life, Cherie Gage, Grafton, ND along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Ed and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Grafton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.

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