Robert D. Rouse

Robert D. Rouse, 90, of 2130 Harrison Cottage 24A, formerly of 3534 N. 36th, died at 1 a.m. Friday (April 11, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1924, in Quincy, a son of Daniel Henry and Henrietta Brosi Rouse.

On Oct. 14, 1945, he married M. Carlene Cornwell in Ellington Presbyterian Church. She survives.

Mr. Rouse was a 1942 graduate of Quincy High School and a graduate of Purdue University. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and did his officer training at Purdue. He served from Dec. 13, 1942, until Sept. 26, 1945.

He was part owner of Rouse-Brueggeman Lumber Co. when he retired and sold the business in 1991. He was originally with the D.H. Rouse Co., which started in 1925 at 420 N. Fifth and two years later moved to 521 N. 16th. In 1950, it moved to the 1300 block of Broadway. In 1952, Bob and his brother, Dan Rouse, became partners with their father, who died in 1962.

Mr. Rouse was a life member of the Salvation Army Board and a Salvation Army volunteer. He was a member of RSVP, SCORE and Meals on Wheels. Mr. Rouse won the Jefferson Award for Volunteerism. He was a member of the Board. He had been a member of the Quincy Noon Kiwanis Club from 1952 to 1987, and a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club, where he was president in 1995-96. He was a member of Ellington Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, John "J.R." Rouse of Quincy and Russell "Rusty" Rouse of Hannibal, Mo.; his daughter, Jana Rouse of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Roberta "Bobbie" Rouse, Keegan Rouse, Alisha (Greg) Stewart, Kristin Rouse, Jamie Rouse, Alex Rouse and Corey Rouse; two great-grandchildren, Frankie Crawford and Avryn Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Daniel H. Rouse Jr.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ron Cox conducting. Burial will be in Ellington Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

MEMORIALS: Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Salvation Army Hometown Endowment, or the .

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014