Thomas James Rouech , 78, of Midland, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born May 18, 1934, in Saginaw, son of the late William and Harriet (Irwin) Rouech.
Thomas served in the U.S. Army
from 1956-1958. On Dec. 6, 1958, he married the former Marjorie Schoof in Bay City. He worked at Defoe Shipyard in Bay City, where he welded components of the Mackinaw Bridge prior to placement. Thomas had been a farmer his entire life and after retiring he enjoyed driving truck and building birdhouses.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Midland; children, Robert (Barbara) Rouech, and Bonnie (Tim) Stark all of Midland, Ronald (Monica) Rouech of Clare and Matthew (Angela) Rouech of Auburn; grandchildren, Sarah Switek, Kyle Rouech, Stacy Rouech, Mitchell Rouech, Kelsey Stark, Connor Stark, Haleigh Rouech; stepgrandchildren Sean (Tonette) Kyle; and great-stepgrandchildren, Elsie and Connolly Kyle. Thomas is also survived by two brothers, William and Daniel Rouech of Bay City; and two sisters, Anna Pavlawk and Ellen Greania of Munger.
Funeral services for Thomas will take place 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, from Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, with The Rev. Dr. George Baird officiating. Thomas' family will receive friends at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Military honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church or MidMichigan Home Care.