Geraldine M. Rousse


Birth: April 7th, 1924
Death: August 13th, 2011
Age: 87 years
Residence:Lake City
Previous Residence(s):Bay City
Survived By: . Gerry is survived by her sister, Gertrude (Joseph) Bonem; sister-in-law, Kelly Madden; and her children, Barbara (Paul) Miller, of Linwood, MI., David Rousse, of Gladwin, MI., Thomas Rousse, of Bay City, MI., Roger (Allene) Rousse, of Lake Orion, MI., Susan Rousse & Keith LaFond, of Lake City, MI., Martin Rousse, of Lake City, MI., and Michael (Janet) Rousse, of Hartford, MI.; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Geraldine 'Gerry' (Madden) Rousse, age 87, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2011, after a brief illness at Cadillac Mercy Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1924, in Bay City, Michigan to the late Harley and Victoria (Liss) Madden. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1943. Gerry married Roger Alfred Rousse on September 3, 1943. They went on to raise 8 children including 2 sets of twins. Gerry's life was centered on her family, and her favorite past-time was shopping for them, especially for birthdays and Christmas. Gerry was a world class shopaholic and she subscribed to the shoppers code of conduct which mandated that all brands and variety of a product must be closely examined before any purchase is made. Her store of choice was J. L. Hudson’s. She also enjoyed flower gardening around her home, ceramics & baking. She was best known for her famous pork pies, pineapple upside-down cake & graham roll. Gerry enjoyed a lifelong career in retail sales management of confectionery shops. In her retirement, Gerry enjoyed & welcomed each addition to the family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and their son, Barry; and her siblings, Harley Madden, Art Madden, Olive Madden, Charlotte (Madden) Malleck. Gerry is survived by her sister, Gertrude (Joseph) Bonem; sister-in-law, Kelly Madden; and her children, Barbara (Paul) Miller, of Linwood, MI., David Rousse, of Gladwin, MI., Thomas Rousse, of Bay City, MI., Roger (Allene) Rousse, of Lake Orion, MI., Susan Rousse & Keith LaFond, of Lake City, MI., Martin Rousse, of Lake City, MI., and Michael (Janet) Rousse, of Hartford, MI.; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Visitation will take place on August 16, 2011, from 3 to 8 pm., at Squires Funeral Home on 211 N. Henry St. Bay City, MI. A private graveside service will be held on August 17, 2011, at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the: Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or email to: scleroderma.org

 



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