Terry Lee Rouse

Friday, September 25, 2015
Terry Lee Rouse

McCOOK, Neb. -- Terry Lee Rouse, age 66, passed away very peacefully, with his wife, Kim and sister, Sue by his side on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Bryant West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Terry was born March 1, 1949, to Raymond E. and Carolyn (Shambaugh) Rouse in Nelson, Nebraska. He was one of six children.

He graduated from Holmesville High School in 1967 and went on to attend Fairbury Junior. College, graduating in 1968. He attended Nettleton Technical Institute from 1968 -- 1969, where he studied architectural drafting. Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, Terry furthered his education by attending Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska from 1975 -- 1977, where he received his bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in accounting.

Terry proudly served his country in the United States Navy from December 1969 to October 1974.

He married Kathi Lawlar in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1974. To this union two daughters were born, Sandi and Jennifer. Terry married Kim Loose in Las Vegas on May 26, 1998.

Terry started working with Kildare Lumber in North Platte, Nebraska, in June 1978. In 2002, he transferred to the McCook location to serve as the manager. Terry liked to golf and also enjoyed woodworking in his free time. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker Fan.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Rouse of McCook; daughters, Sandi Rouse of Encinitas, California, and Jennifer Bale of Seward, Nebraska; brothers, Al and wife, Laurie Rouse and Don and wife, Joan Rouse, both of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Chuck and wife, Bonnie Rouse of Omaha, Nebaska; sister, Carol Rouse of Lincoln and Sue and husband, Al Saathoff of Unadilla, Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Sheldon and Cassie Bale.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Mike Roth officiating.

Memorials may be made in his name and will be given to Terry's requested charities.

Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.