Steven J. Roufus

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Steven Joseph

Steven Joseph Roufus

Sunday, June 26, 2022 Age 65 years.  Beloved husband of Marilyn A. Roufus (nee Higgins).  Cherished father of Melissa (Eric) Collins, James (Victoria) Roufus and Anthony (Brittney Konitzer) Roufus.  Loving Grandfather of Khari Wallace and Johanna Roufus.

Dear brother of Patrick (the late Sheila) Roufus, Harold (Mary Jo) Roufus, Jim (Susan) Roufus, John (Amy) Roufus and Mark Roufus.  Dear brother-in-law of Colleen (the late Michael) Berry, Eileen (Russell) Ilk, Patrick (Kathleen) Higgins, Kathleen Sivilotti, Donald Sivilotti and Christine (Steven) Schantzen.

Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Steve was preceded by his parents John and Kathleen Roufus and father-in-law and mother-in-law Jim and Betty Higgins.

Visitation Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Heritage Funeral Home 1901 N. Farwell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 from 4:00 PM until time of the Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Friday, July 1, 2022 at Three Holy Women Parish – Holy Rosary Church 2011 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery.

We are forever grateful to the people of MPD District 5 for their love and support and to the doctors, nurses, and staff Froedtert Hospital NS Lawlis Family Hospice for their loving compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at





  1. Patrick J Roufus & Family June 28, 2022 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    My friend, my brother, knew this before now…

    This is, for the great man, STEVEN JOSEPH ROUFUS, a mark of a great man. A magnificent triumph and a magnificent blessing, beyond description. Gratefully, Almighty God, humanity, and me, Patrick J. Roufus, our “COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR FATHER,” The Roufus Nation, et al., and others legion, for there are many. Amen.


  2. Joe & Barbara Fiumefreddo June 28, 2022 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Will miss your sense of humor, laugh and friendship but you will always be in our hearts. Keeping Marilyn and the family in our prayers. Go Yankees!

  3. Colleen Berry June 29, 2022 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Words can not describe the sadness our family feels. Our family will NEVER be the same. We all will miss his wonderful smile and the stories he told with unparalleled humor. Steve had a big and generous heart. God bless his loving soul! 💔

  4. Clara A Balistreri June 30, 2022 at 10:51 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was such a fun guy. His famous “I have my own sad story” is hanging in my kitchen, Your family is our prayers. RIP Steve.

  5. Frank Crivello June 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry for the loss of a “Good Man” Husband Father Friend. My long time friend may you Rest In Peace . I remember good times some 45 years ago when in. My condolences to the rest of his family.

  6. Dianne Jordan June 30, 2022 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Steve’s passing. I used to work in the office at Glenroy while Steve was employed there. He was one of the great guys with the best sense of humor and always had good stories to tell. Please know I am thinking of you, Marilyn, and your family and sending prayers your way.

  7. David D’Amato July 1, 2022 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Marilyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Steve was a great guy to be around at family gatherings. He seemed like a guy who didn’t want to be the center of attention and yet, because of his great personality and sense of humor, everyone gravitated toward him. I know that he touched many, many lives and I feel blessed to have known him. This is a sad day and the sad days will continue but know I am praying that God will comfort you and give you the peace that passes all understanding.

  8. Dennis Kwarcinski July 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Ushered for years with Steven at Old Saint Mary’s in Milwaukee WI. Steven and his wife were wonderful. They were so nice and I am glad I knew them over the years. I was shocked when I saw he passed.on.. I watched his video on his life. It was beautiful. He is a great example how a person should live their lives. After I watched it I realized I have much to do to improve the way I live. God Bless the Roufus Family.

  9. Debbie Orth July 13, 2022 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Marilyn amd family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. He will be missed by all. I will miss his sense of humor and his unwavering love and devotion for his family. His memory will remain forever your hearts.

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