Memorial service planned Thursday for North Bend's Stewart Leonard Rose, Jr.

Stewart Leonard Rose, Jr., of North Bend, died Friday morning, Sept. 28.

He was born on September 6, 1923, in Powers, Ore., and served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Stewart loved Alaska and lived there on Wrangle Island for much of his adult life, working in the local sawmill.

He later settled in North Bend, in his log cabin he had brought down from Alaska. He lived in it on the Snoqualmie River, where he loved to sit and pick his banjo for the rest of his days.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children David E. Thompson (Terry) of Aloha, Ore., Marilyn L. Tillman (Buddy) and Joy’e M. Willman (John) both of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, Raymond Rose and Arthur Rose and stepchildren, Melanie, Don, Jackie and Fred; and many grandchildren

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Eastridge Christian Assembly, 24205 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah.  A reception will follow.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at



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