Robert R. Rouse

NIAGARA, Wis. – Robert R. Rouse, 80, of Niagara, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. He was born on May 15, 1933, in Niagara, son of the late Raymond and Anna (Thiry) Rouse.

Bob worked at Lodal and at Doug’s Hilltop. He enjoyed bowling.

He married Debra Mitchell on Nov. 17, 1989, in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2007.

Bob is survived by three children, Robert Rouse Jr. of Felch, Kevin (Minnie) Rouse Sr. of Niagara, and Chantil Rouse of Niagara; five brothers and sisters, Pat (Guy) Kallenbach of Niagara, Marge Hilsabeck of Marinette, Wis., Bernard (Sharon) Rouse of Niagara, Raymond Rouse of Iron Mountain, and Marilyn (the late Jerry) Smithpeters of Highpoint, N.C.; four grandchildren, Courtney Rouse of Iron Mountain, Kayla Rouse of Niagara, Kevin Rouse Jr. of Niagara, and Sawyer Rouse of Niagara; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Donald Rouse; and a sister, Gertrude “Trudy” Izzo.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Father Matthew Settle will officiate.

Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements.