Daniel Eugene “Speedy” Rosander, 55 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Washington resident, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home in Taholah. He was born on March 18, 1957, in Aberdeen, Washington to Eric Rosander and Lucille Arlene Quilt. He was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
He was raised and attended school in Taholah, Wapato and Tacoma. For a brief time he resided in Arizona with his aunt, Loretta Rosander while he was in grade school. Following his schooling he returned to Taholah and lived with his grandparents. While in school he enjoyed playing football and basketball. He also made and mended fishing nets and fished on the Quinault River with his grandfather. He also worked as a clam digger and firefighter. He had attended the Shaker Church at Taholah, Washington.
He enjoyed going to music concerts, movies and all types of sporting events.
His survivors include; his mother Lucille Arlene Quilt of the family home in Taholah; his brothers, Jeffrey Rosander of La Push, Van Rosander of Taholah, Steven Quilt of Queets, Ronald Quilt of Amanda Park and Edmond Quilt of Taholah; his sisters, Laureen Rosander of Rocky Boy, Montana and Julia Rosander of Taholah and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eric Rosander; a brother, Roger Rosander and a sister, Ellen Rose Rosander.
A Candlelight Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel. An Indian Shaker Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam with Mike Davis and Rose Davis officiating.
Concluding services and interment will follow in the Taholah Cemetery.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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