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October 22, 2019

Rousseau
Rousseau
9/28/2019 7:30:00 AM
Richard Charles Rousseau

Richard Charles Rousseau, age 57, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine from complications of diabetes and heart related problems. He was born in LaCrosse on June 15, 1962 to Edward Rousseau and Betty (Nee:Trotier) Rousseau.

The family moved to Eau Claire for a short time and then to Rhinelander. A sister was born in 1966 and Ed and Betty divorced in 1971. Betty and the children moved to Racine and on to Oklahoma in 1979.

Richard moved to Texas and then to Southern California where he met and married his wife Tonya McCluskey in 1989. They moved to Wisconsin in 1994. They had two children, Mikayla in 1996, and Lindsay in 2001.

He leaves behind his wife Tonya; daughters, Mikayla Madison and Lindsay Amanda; his mother, Betty in Racine, father, Ed in Florida; sister Becky (Steve) Simmons and children, Tarryn Lynn and Tyler James of DeSoto, Ill.; uncle and aunt, Don (Audrey) Trotier and children, Brian, Jeff, and Erin and their families He also leaves behind his fur babies, Chupini and Guinness.

Rick, as he was known by friends, had hundreds of friends and loved everyone of them. He had special relationships with Scot and Kim, Stephanie and Shaun, Mike, Rob, Randy, as well as friends from Rhinelander, Oklahoma, and California.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Edna Rousseau and Leon and Harriett Trotier.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. A time for sharing memories will be at 4 p.m. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Ascension All Saints Hospital and Hospice.





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