May 12, 1934 - November 8, 2018
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky
Resided in Piqua, Ohio
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William J. Rouse, 84, of Piqua, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Thursday November 8, 2018 at Koester Pavilion. He was born May 12, 1934 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He married Marlene Y. Jenkins April 18, 1954, she preceded him in death June 30, 1993. He then married Keytha A. (Carroll) Wirrig September 26, 1998, and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Richard J. (Roberta) Rouse of Piqua, William K. (Sandra) Rouse of Destin, Florida; two daughters, Sheree (Gale) Kaufman of Columbus, Lisa (Jeff) Dawson of Piqua; two step-children, Scott (Melissa) Wirrig of Land O Lakes, Florida, Wayne (Wanda) Wirrig of Piqua; ten grandchildren, Tish (Michael) Clarey, Kevin (Kristen) Rouse, Lindsay Rouse, Kyle Rouse, Rachael (Brandon) Martin, Kurt (Tessa) Rouse, Abby (Brad) Erwin, Matt (Katlin) Rouse, Cameron Wirrig, Jack Wirrig; and fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Dawson Jr.

Mr. Rouse was a 1952 graduate of Piqua Central High School and was a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service many years, having retired in 1989. Following retirement he worked at Gerlach the Florist flower shop. He served his Country as a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks Lodge having served as its Exulted Ruler, the American Legion Post #184, and a former member of the Piqua Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed playing golf, cards, walking his dog and loved his family. He will be remembered for his ornery sense of humor and genuine friendship to so many customers and friends.

A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Butt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OGH 45459. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.





Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Monday, November 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
10:00 AM

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