Jeanie M. (Troyer) Rouse

Jeanie M. (Troyer) Rouse

Jeanie M. (Troyer) Rouse

June 19, 1959 – Jan. 5, 2020

Jeanie Marie (Troyer) Rouse was born June 19, 1959, at Seward Memorial Hospital in Seward to Kenneth and Phyllis (Stutzman) Troyer, the third of four children. Jeanie passed away Jan. 5, 2020, at CHI St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 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 and Pfizer. For the last 20 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 Beth-El Mennonite Church in Milford, 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. 

Jeanie is survived by her mother, Phyllis Troyer, of Milford; her son, Daniel J., and daughter, Jen and fiancé, Danny Schultz, both of Lincoln, and grandson, James Kenneth Rouse; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Shelly Troyer of Milford; sister, Marla Kohmetscher of Grand Island; sister and brother-in-law, Renie and Tony Schaben of Milford; brother-in-law, Michael Rouse of 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. 

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Beth-El Community Church, 115 North F Street in Milford.

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