Ruel E. Rousselo 1919 - 2008
Funeral services for Ruel Edmond "Sheny" Rousselo, 88, Gardner, were Wednesday, April 30, at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe.
Mr. Rousselo died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Royal Terrace Nursing Home in Olathe.
He was born May 18, 1919, in Edgerton, the son of Alfred and Daisy Waddel Rousselo. He graduated from Edgerton High School in 1937.
Mr. Rousselo served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He worked as a mechanic and millwright. He was a maintenance supervisor for Hercules Ammunition Plant in De Soto and retired in 1982 after 31 years. He and his wife were sponsors for Teen Town in late 1950s and early 1960s.
He was a member of Edgerton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and building things, including a motorized buggy for the Roy Bruce family. He enjoyed cruising around town on his yellow Mr. Rousselo married Margaret Lucy Hoyle on Jan. 17, 1942, in Olathe. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Hendrix, Gardner, Sharon Alsdurf, Collinsville, Okla., and Linda Turner, St. George; a son, Harold J. Rousselo, Claremore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or Odyssey Healthcare, sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center St., Gardner 66030.