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).

13 Responses to “Rose Pauline Klinck”

  • Mercedes Valenzona says:

    Our Deepest Symphaties to the family of Grandma Rose Klinck.May The Lord God Bless Her Soul.Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O Lord.Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her….Amen

  • Gail Gagner says:

    Cal and I have fond memories of Rose. We would see her at family functions at Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete’s house in Edmunds. Rose was a very friendly, nice and beautiful lady. RIP ❤️❤️❤️

  • Mercedes Valenzona says:

    OurDeepest Symphaties to the family of Grandma Rose Klinck May The Lord God Bless HerSoul.Eternal RestGrant Unto Her O Lord. Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her….Amen

  • Mercedes Valenzona says:

    Our Deepest Symphaties to the family of Grandma Rose Klinck May The Lord God Bless Her Soul.Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O Lord .Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her….Amen

  • Alison Jenkins says:

    Condolences to your family.

  • Kim (Frenter) Moran says:

    Please know my prayers are with you all. Rose was my very first “2nd Mom”, and the wonderful memories will always remain strong. Please take care

  • Rouel Valenzona says:

    “ Grandma Rose blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.”

  • Wendy Blackstock says:

    My condolences to the entire family.

  • John Reich says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Kahty’s and my thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Andreae Noland says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you (Nancy) and your family during this difficult time.

  • Topher Matthews says:

    Charlie, Nancy, Lisa, Kathy, and Ed, I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of Rose. She was a special woman and I stays in a special place in my heart. I have so many fond memories of the family and friend gatherings as well as Christmas parties at my parents home and the fun and travels of the gang (Charlie and Rose, Connie and Steve, Jeannie and Roy, Pat and Wendy and Don and Mary.

    I know that my Mum and Dad (Connie and Steve) share in my hopes for some comfort and solace in the future but we hold you in our hearts and minds now.

    Bless you all.

    Topher Matthews

  • Sandy Lambert says:

    I love you Grandma. I will forever remember your contagious laugh, gathering around the dining room table and playing cards, and your never ending candy stash! We are so blessed to have you as our grandmother! I love you and I know you are looking over us all.

  • Kim Crannell says:


    Tonight is the eve of your funeral. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow we say goodbye and it’s going to be tough although I know it’s not a “forever” goodbye. Tonight I reminisce many fond memories… picking huckleberries at Port Susan, camping in Ephrata (both as a kid and enjoying a night of being an adult with my grandma – you know what I mean), the oh so many card games… zilch, 7-up, hand and foot, cribbage – don’t forget I double skunked you on my very first game (but I had a good teacher), your laugh, your clothing style which always coincided perfectly with your jewelry choice, the way you said “sandridge” versus “sandwich,” being a church sponsor to Sandy and I when we chose to continue on our Catholic faith path and your stories from time on the farm back in Minnesota including stomping on corn in the silo, heating the iron via stove top and your annual swimming trip.

    I wanted to share three more stories because they are some of my favorite memories. The first story is my first memory, or rather life lesson, learned from Grandma Rose. I cannot remember how old I was… but old enough to throw a tantrum. One of those tantrums where the toddler throws themselves on the ground in a fit pounding their fists and feet into the floor. I don’t remember what I was upset about but I do remember you crawling to the floor and mimicking me. Being the first grandchild, I probably deserved this lesson, but I remember looking at you and thinking you looked absolutely silly which stopped my tantrum dead in its tracks. Touche, Grandma, touche.

    For the second story, I cannot remember the exact year, but I want to say it was around 2007 and we (the Crannell family, friends and you and Grandpa) were in Cannon Beach for our annual vacation A group of us had gone “bar hopping” but nothing crazy. At one of the bars, I realized that it was August 6th… Kristine’s birthday. I suggested we all do a shot in her honor since it was around her 21st birthday. I think this was your first ever shot… or first shot in a LONG time because well… we’ll just say you struggled a bit… but you recovered like a champ!! (Please don’t be mad for sharing that story).

    My second story happened years before the last one. You had a garage sale (one of many) and we came over afterwards. I noticed a very prominent piece of furniture was missing from the living room – a circular blue swivel chair – so I asked you where it was. You explained that you sold it in the garage sale. To say I threw a fit was probably an understatement. Unbeknownst to you, that chair had a huge amount of sentimental value to me. You apologized many times over which I accepted because you didn’t know. Little did I know that you then made it your mission to find that chair. You tracked down the buyer, negotiated a repurchase price and bought it back for me! To say I appreciated that act would be an understatement… that chair is one of my prized possessions and I still cherish it today.

    I’m so happy I was able to spend so many days with you including this last January/February – we had many good conversations and made even more memories. I will look back on those days and many others and hold them dear. They will be with me always, as will your spirit. I will miss you tremendously; however, I look forward to seeing you again. I love you, Grandma and I will carry you in my heart.

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