Norman Rosen, 87, of Fort Dodge, passed away, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Manson, Iowa. Memorial services will be 6:00 PM Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Peterson, Chaplin of Gentiva Hospice officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #1856 and the United States Navy. A time of gathering for family and friends will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Norman is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Lori; and his son, David Rosen and his fiancee, Sue Koller of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Amanda Rosen, Joanna (Cody) Dooley, Christopher Peterson, Missy Liedtkes, and several great grandchildren; four of his siblings, Dan (Ellie) Rosen, Joel (Carol Ann) Rosen, Cliff (Alice) Rosen, and Judith (Jim) Poffenbarger, and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Kjeer.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant, son Chris; an infant daughter, Christine; a granddaughter, Jennifer Rosen; his brother, Edgar and two sisters, Carrie and Donna.
Norman Leon Rosen, the son of Eric and Esther (Scott) Rosen, was born March 21, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa. The day before Norm’s 18th birthday he enlisted into the United States Navy. Norman had enough credits to graduate early from Fort Dodge Senior High, but was unable to be at his graduation ceremony. Norm served on the aircraft carrier the USS Philippine Sea during WW II and the Korean War. On December 24, 1952, Norman married Nancy Kjeer in Fort Dodge and received his honorable discharge from the Navy in July of 1954. Norm worked several years for the Horn Brothers Co. in Fort Dodge and then on September 12, 1955, he started working for the National Gypsum Company as their storekeeper. He later became the plant buyer for National Gypsum retiring on March 1, 1989. Norman enjoyed wood working and especially working with his son on those special wood working projects.
In November of 2012, Norman and his wife moved to the Good Samaritan Center in in Manson.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.