Charles Patrick Rouleau
October 25, 1931 – February 9, 2020
Charles Patrick Rouleau, age 88 of Greensboro, NC, where he resided with his son, (formerly of Monroe, MI), passed away Sunday February 9, 2020.
Family and friends may visit from 4pm-8pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020 and Friday, February 14, 2020 from 2pm-8pm at Rupp Funeral Home. A Rosary will be lead Friday at 6pm. Charles will lie in state at Divine Grace (Maybee, formerly St. Joseph), on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Maybee, with Military Honors rendered under the auspice of VFW Post 1138.
Charles was born October 25, 1931 in Monroe, MI to the late Ernest S. and Emma S. (Stoddard) Rouleau. He attended Monroe Catholic Central, graduating in 1950. After high school, Charles served proudly in the US Army from July 1953-March 1954, fighting for his country during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the military, Charles married the love of his life, Mary L. Iott, on November 5, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee, MI. Sadly, Mary passed away on January 23, 2003.
For much of his life, Charles worked for Consumers Power at the J.R. Whiting Plant. He began his career in September 1956 and retired after 33 years in January 1990 as a Supervisor. Charles was a life-long faithful parishioner of St. Joseph, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Festival Chair, Men’s Retreat Leader, and Card Club Organizer. He also served on the Monroe Catholic Central H.S. Board, was a St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center Volunteer, St. Mary Academy Festival Organizer, and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Charles loved to tinker with things…He was a natural “Mr. Fix-It”. He also enjoyed woodworking, golf, bowling, travel, and spending time with his loving family.
To cherish his memory, Charles leaves his son, Steve (Terri) Rouleau of Greensboro, NC; two daughters: Jean (Richard) Gillenkirk, of Monroe, MI and Michele (James) O’Brien of Florence, KY; five grandchildren: Sarah (Mike) McCormick, Janel (Andy Bushroe) Tibai, Ali Zeibak, Charles Rouleau, and Jake O’Brien; and four great grandchildren: Benjamin, Clara, Grace, and Max. Along with his wife and parents, an infant son; sister, Mary Lou; and brothers, Robert, James, Ernie, Raymond, and Joseph precede Charles in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that all memorial donations be directed to the American Cancer Society or Monroe Relay for Life (Team: Mary’s Angels). Online condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com or www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.
- American Cancer Society
- Monroe Relay For Life (Team: Mary's Angels)
- Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
- Rosary service Friday, February 14, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Interment with Military Honors Saturday, February 15, 2020