Patricia Gonser-Rose


Patricia Louise (Dellacca) Gonser-Rose, 87, of Warren, Indiana, passed away on

November 25, 2023 while residing at Heritage Pointe of Warren, Indiana.

Pat was born on January 11, 1936, in Clay County, Indiana, the daughter of Robert and

Ruth (Sawyer) Dellacca. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1953. She

married Walter J. Gonser Jr. on June 30, 1963, who preceded her in death on August 8,

1986. Walter served as a minister in the Wesleyan denomination. Together they served at

churches in Greencastle, Brazil, Lawrenceburg, and Portland Indiana. Pat worked as a

Secretary in the Principal’s office in the Brazil High School for several years, then served

alongside her husband in ministry in the various Churches that he pastored. Upon

relocating to the Portland, Indiana area, Pat work in the Jay County Courthouse, as a clerk

in the Auditor’s office for more than 25 years. Pat also sold Avon for several decades.

Several years after Walter’s passing Pat married Lee Rose on July 31, 1993. He passed

away after 3 years of marriage, on December 17, 1996.

When she wasn’t working, Pat enjoyed flower gardening, watching birds, and

spending time with family.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Ruth Dellacca; husbands: Walter

Gonser Jr. and Lee Rose; a brother Donald Dellacca; great-grandson

Damien Gonser.

She is survived by 4 children: Rick (Sharon) Gonser, Karen (Larry) Couch, Ann Louise

Clifton (Jeff Hart), and Robert (Dawn) Gonser; grandchildren: Richard Gonser, Ryan

(Krystal) Gonser, Michael (Shelby) Gonser, Tamara (Pat) Houser, Kim (Joe) Miller, Vanessa

White, Brandon Clifton, Chelsea (Jay) Buchan, Ethan Gonser, and Danielle Gonser; 21 great-

grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; 1

brother: John D Dellacca (Jennifer Sprunger), as well as many extended family

members, parishioners, and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834,

on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at

the funeral home, on Saturday, at 1:00 PM with her son Robert Gonser officiating. Burial

will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 5091st St #100,

Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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