Rose A. Harper

Rose A. Harper

Rose A. Harper, 83 of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Bayfront Health-Punta Gorda.

Rose was born December 12, 1937, to the late Charles and Beatrice Roman in Hamtramck, Mich. In 1964, Rose married the love of her life, Van Harper. They moved to Punta Gorda, from Michigan in September of 1972. Rose was the owner and operator of a pet grooming service in Punta Gorda known as The Dog House. Rose loved her family as well as the many fur and feather babies she has had over the years. Rose loved the lord and thought of herself as a child of god.

Survived by her loving family, a daughter Dawn R. Schultz of Punta Gorda; a son James “Jimmy” Harper of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a stepdaughter Kris Yahner of Waterford, Mich.; a stepson Van Harper III of Michigan; a stepson David Harper of Michigan; a brother Bob Roman of Punta Gorda; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van L. Harper, Jr. who passed in 2007.

Funeral services will be held Sunday 1 p.m., October 3, 2021, at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel, 215 Mary St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Visitation will be held from noon until service time. Interment will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Peace River Wildlife Center,

Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel.

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