Dana Osuna Rodriguez

June 8, 1926February 7, 2014

Dana Osuna Rodriguez was born in Portland, Maine on Tuesday, June 8, 1926, to parents, Frank J. Rodriguez and Marcia (Turner) Rodriguez. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the age of 87.

Dana proudly served his country in the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8790 Honor Guard and served in several other capacities. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post #654, again serving in many capacities.

Dana was preceded in death by his loving wife, Charlotte M. “Char” Rodriguez on Monday, June 13, 2005. He is survived by a son, Rickey Dear and his wife Crystal, grandchildren, Michele James, Jason Dear; great grandson, Christopher Hanstine; other relatives and many dear friends.

Family and friends gathered at a visitation on Tuesday, February 11th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Houston National Cemetery Chapel, under the auspices of Mr. Lyndon Howell and military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8790 Honor Guard.

Immediately following the services, all were invited to a reception at the American Legion Post #654, 3105 Campbell Road in Houston, 77080, (713) 462-5290.



  • Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2014


  • Interment

Dana Osuna Rodriguez

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Lynn Ruoff

February 13, 2014

God bless and help the family of dear Dana. He stood tall at Military Ceremonies at the Houston National Cemetery and I was happy to know him while taking part in those ceremonies with the National Memorial Ladies.

Margaret Castro

February 13, 2014

As a National Memorial Lady, I often had the distinct pleasure of having Dana as my escort during services at Houston National Cemetery. His kind and gentle personality and his dedication to serving his country and fellow veterans will always be remembered with affection. I am happy that he and his dear wife are together again.

Dianna Bernsen

February 13, 2014

I was my priviledge to know Dana. He always conduced himself with dignity and had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.

February 13, 2014

I remember how kind and cheerful he always was, spoke of his beloved wife.Another soldier protecting us from heaven. Thank you ~ God Bless his family. Memorial Lady, Cheryl Whitfield

February 13, 2014

I was honored to take part in his burial ceremony. All National Memorial Ladies enjoyed visiting with this very cheerful Veteran while on duty with his Ceremonial Team at Houston National Cemetery. His fellow members often pointed out that he frequently visited his wife's gravesite, and I also witnessed him fondly speaking to her. Your family must be very proud of his extensive military history!

Andrea & Richard King

February 12, 2014

As we celebrate a life well lived, we will remember Dana & Charlotte with affection.