Jeanie Marie (Troyer) Rouse
Jeanie Marie (Troyer) Rouse was born on June 19, 1959 at Seward Memorial Hospital in Seward, Nebraska to Kenneth and Phyllis (Stutzman) Troyer, the third of four children. Jeanie passed away Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, at CHI St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Lincoln, at 60 years, 6 months, 17 days, from a week long battle with influenza and pneumonia. After a week of fighting, she had recovered enough to have the ventilator removed and was able to spend precious time with family on Saturday, sharing laughs, memories and love. She unexpectedly passed away Sunday morning, leaving us to treasure the time we had with her.
As a young girl, Jeanie attended Milford Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1977. After high school, Jeanie worked at Russell Stover’s and Pfizer. For the last twenty years, she managed Dairy Queens in Lincoln. She became general manager in 2017 at the new Fallbrook Grill and Chill Dairy Queen in Lincoln. She was a wonderful employee, hard worker, and loved by her co-workers—her second family.
Growing up, she was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Milford, Nebraska, where she was baptized at age 13. She was active in MYF, and GMSA in church, and FBLA in high school. She always had a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a caring heart.
She was united in marriage to Daniel L. Rouse, on April 19, 1986, and to this union, a son, Daniel Jean (D.J), and daughter, Jenifer Mae, were born. They made their home in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jeanie is survived by her mother, Phyllis Troyer, of Milford, her son, Daniel J., daughter Jen and fiancé, Danny Schultz, both of Lincoln, and grandson, James Kenneth Rouse; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Shelly Troyer, Milford; sister, Marla Kohmetscher, Grand Island; sister and brother-in-law, Renie and Tony Schaben, Milford, brother-in-law, Michael Rouse, Lincoln; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jeanie was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Daniel Rouse; her father, Kenneth Troyer, her mother-in-law, Barbara Regina, and brother-in-law, Toby Stutzman.
Memorial Service on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Beth-El Community Church, 115 North F Street in Milford, Nebraska. Memorials to the family for future designation. Use the form below for condolences.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
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Im so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers. Jeanie was such a sweet lady such a loving caring person!! Everytime i saw her she always had the biggest smile always had welcoming arms!!
I’m so sorry to hear of Jeanie’s passing. My prayers are with this sweet family. Love you all.
DJ and Jen
I worked with your Mom at SmithKline Beecham. Ran into her through the years since then and it was always good to see her.
She always talked about you both.
I’m just so sad to hear this news.
You are in my thoughts.
I’m so sorry for the loss of Jeanie. Suddenly losing a sibling is heartbreaking. My sympathies and prayers for strength to you and your family.
I am so sorry for your huge loss. I pray you have peace and comfort during this time.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of our beloved Jeanie. Jeanie and I first met in elementary school and became friends every since. We played in band together, worked at the Dairy Queen in Milford and once we were able to drive, it seemed as though we were always together. When we graduated from Milford High, we became roommates and moved to the big “city” of Lincoln along with Donna Harms Blohn.. Donna left and we continued to be roommates until 1979. We had many GREAT times together. We did get into a “little” trouble along the way!. When I got married in 1983, Jeanie was one of my bridesmaids. We always would go to the away Nebraska football game in Kansas each year. Dan and Jeanie were able to come along to some of them. I had not seen Jeanie for several years. In April of this past year, I had a 60th birthday party and she surprised me and came. It was great to see her and we reminisced about old times! She was a great woman. Losing a loved one is never easy and the asking of why did this have to happen will probably never be answered. Keep her memories close to you. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you as you go through this difficult time. She will be missed by all! Take Care!
Jeanie will be missed!! Always loved her smile!!! Thoughts and prayers to all of her family at this time!! Her and Dan were great neighbors and will be missed tremendously!!!!