obit template2018-11-29T12:10:12+00:00

Gerald "Jerry"

Rouse, Gerald “Jerry”
Born to Eternal Life February 22, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved brother of Donald (Edith), Marcia (the late Michael) Gabriel, and Richard (Daisy). Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 10 AM – 11 AM, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church (1414 S. 93rd St.). Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM.

Jerry was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution and an avid Packer and Bucks fan. For many summers Jerry enjoyed working at the Wisconsin State Fair and was proud that he attended every Summerfest for the last 50 years. Jerry was a man of deep Catholic faith. Memorials are appreciated to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

6615 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Guest Book & Directions

Past Comments

Jonathan Dannecker

Sent a gift in memory of Gerald “Jerry” Rouse

Michele Zulka-King

Jerry you were such a beautiful gift to those you touched during your life. I remember how kind you were to me and my family on our many summer visits to Milwaukee. We were always so excited to see all of you! During almost of our visits we would jump in the car to go and eat at the restaurant you were managing. You always made sure we were treated like royalty when we were there. As I got older I realized it wasn’t just us that got special treatment, it was anyone that walked into your restaurant! Your smile and laugh will always be in my heart. You will be dearly missed.

Much love and blessings to our family during this most difficult time.

Michele and Chris

Suzanne Berg

Jerry you will truly be missed but the one thing I know for sure you are with our Lord and Savior. You were such a man of faith. I can remember such wonderful family get togethers since I was little with you. My Dad and Mom would always remember your birthday because it was one day before my Dad’s. I will never forget your beautiful smile and laugh. Your passion for life was inspirational. If there was a fair or an event in Milwaukee – Jerry was there. When we would come to visit, Jerry was always off somewhere eating and enjoying life. How lucky you were to have the most wonderful brothers and sister always around you. My hearts is heavy. Love you, Suzanne Berg

Jonathan Dannecker

Jerry was a great guy and will be missed. Very fun to talk to and happy he is enjoying the painless glory of Heaven.


I remember Jerry’s kind and gentle spirit. He was so supportive of me when I lost my husband. He gave me a nice booklet on grief. He also gave me a beautiful rosary bracelet. I remember meeting Jerry and his sister Marcia at the Irish Fest masses. We sat in the wheel chair section. I also saw Jerry at his booth at the State Fair. He always had a smile on his face. Jerry had a lot of friends who will miss him dearly. The last time I saw Jerry was at his 70th birthday party at the Organ Piper Pizza Palace. He was so appreciative to Marcia for organizing his birthday party. His entire family was there and they were able to get a group photo. Who would have thought that this would be the last time we saw Jerry. What a tremendous loss. My heart goes out to his family. Sincerely, Colette

steve bloechel

What words can I say, it was one of my closest friend, mentor. we shared the same passion of our work…he was truly gifted at his job. when we worked together it was so easy, we thought the same. this will be hard for me to get over….it meant so much for me….can’t wait to work with you again Jerry…will miss our phone calls… always talked about the love for your family……..god bless you my friend Steve Bloechel 2/23/2018

Leave a condolence or share a memory

Go to Top