Charles "Jeff" Rouse

August 13, 1955April 11, 2018

Charles "Jeff" Rouse, age 62, of Naples, Florida passed away on Wednesday April 11, 2018. Jeff was born August 13, 1955. Beloved husband of Kathleen, he is also survived by his daughters Amanda and Kelsey, granddaughter, Nora Rumman, brother, Robert "Bruce" (Laura) Rouse, and sister Carol (Roger) Suhre.

Jeff attended Purdue University. He has worked for Motion Industries for more than 35 years, starting his career in sales and retiring as Vice President.

A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Evans Scholar Foundation C/O:The Western Golf Association at: or send donations to: One Briar Road, Golf, IL. 60029.


Charles "Jeff" Rouse

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Steve Baughman

April 22, 2018

Jeff...Truly a good life long friend. You will be missed.
Most all who know Jeff, know his passion for his Family, golf, auto racing, all sports, and life in general.
I am happy to have experienced all of these parts of Jeff's life with great pleasure, and fun!
It won't be the same without you, but we are all blessed to have had you in our life and share the joy.

Steve Baughman

Jimmy Hilliard

April 21, 2018

Words can't express my feelings right now of losing my best friend. It has been over a week now and I still feel as though I can call your cell phone and chat with you about the PGA Tour and who's in the lead etc.
CJ........we had GREAT TIMES on and off the golf course, and especially with our awesome wives who dealt with our golf addiction.

Richard Ismail

April 20, 2018

Dear Kathy, Mandy and Kelsey,
I saw the obituary and picture in the Star this morning and it really hit home that my good friend is gone! Looking at his picture, it seemed as though he was about to give me "grief" about something, tell my I was "delir", or tell me to "get with the program"! I'm going to miss him, more than I can even realize now.

You will all be busy with Kelsey and Marc's wedding so that will be a good thing! Wish I could be there to celebrate and support you.

Hope you are all hanging in there.

Love to you all,

Ish and Carol

@Marcia Tague Pratt

April 15, 2018

Jeff grew up next door to my family in Carmel, Indiana. At one point I had a crush on him during high school (not sure if he knew that). I would stop in and see his parents when I would return home after I got married and moved away. His parents were special to me. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his wife and children, sister Carol, brother Bruce and other extended family members. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

Janet Kurgan

April 15, 2018

Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of Jeff's passing.
May our condolences bring you comfort and our prayers ease the pain of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Tom and Janet Kurgan

Tom and Lynne Redmond

April 15, 2018

Kathy and Family - No words can make everything "right", but know that your friends are sharing your deep sorrow and our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Tom & Lynne Redmond

Dave Dillon

April 14, 2018

Kathleen and girls ... I was really sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff. He and I had worked together at Motion Industries in the Detroit area from 1993 until he was promoted and you all moved to the Baltimore area. Although we only saw each other on occasion at company meetings after that, he always had a kind word as we shared stories together of our families. He truly loved and cared about all of you because he talked fondly of each of you every time we had the chance to speak to one another. I know you will miss him as will those that knew him. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Bonnie Mazur

April 14, 2018

We will never forget our dear Jeff. We will always remember the great time we have shared over the last years. Jeff was a kind and gentle man . He will be forever in the hearts of all who love him.