Rose Pauline Klinck

Born on January 15, 1934

Reunited with her Lord on March 1, 2019


Rose Klinck

Beloved daughter of George and Leona, sister to Bernie, Donald, Gerald, Harold, Carolyn, Jack, and Janice, devoted wife to Charles, loving mother to Nancy (Tim), Lisa (Bob), Kathy (Chuck) and Ed, and adoring grandmother to Kim, Sarah (John), Sandy (Quinn), Kyle (Marienelle), Evan, Nathan (Harper), Kaytie, Mathew, and Nicole.

Welcoming Rose into heaven are her parents, brother Joe, sisters Mary and Cele, and granddaughter Kristine.

Rose was born in Norman County Minnesota and was the third eldest of eleven children of George and Leona Arends. Rose was educated at the Sisters Saint Benedict Catholic Girls School (The Mount) in Crookston, Minnesota. In 1953 Rose relocated to Seattle, Washington where she met the love of her life, and her husband of 63 years, Charles Klinck.

Rose and Charles married in 1955 and they moved to Mountlake Terrace, Washington in 1962. While residing in Mountlake Terrace, Rose and Charles raised their four children and joined the Saint Pius X Catholic Church where they have been faithful parishioners for 57 years. Rose was an active and contributing member of the Saint Pius X Ladies Guild for many years.

Rose worked for JC Penneys, Unigard Insurance, and Liniger Western before she retired from the US Post Office in 1994 after 14 years of service.

After her retirement, Rose and Charles enjoyed travelling and spending time with their family and friends. Always on the go, Rose and Charles hosted countless family gatherings at Port Susan, travelling in their motorhome often wintering in sunny and warm Arizona, and in their later years they danced the afternoons away in Everett, and relaxed at their timeshare in Manson overlooking Lake Chelan.

Rose completed her journey quietly and peacefully on March 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Charles and his family wish to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to Evergreen Hospice Care, Father Cal Christiansen, Deacon Derrel Craig, and Kate Dwyer of Saint Pius X Church, and to their very special friends and neighbors Greg and Jane.

A celebration of Rose’s life and faith will be held on Wednesday March 20, 2019, beginning with a Rosary Service at 10:30 a.m., a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m., and a reception following Mass at the Saint Pius X Catholic Church (22209 58th Avenue West in Mountlake Terrace). Following the reception there will be an Interment Service at the Holyrood Catholic Cemetery (205 NE 205th Street in Shoreline).