Kathleen Rouse Swanner

ANGLETON, Texas — Kathleen Rouse Swanner died on December 19, 2017, in Angleton, Texas.

Kay was born September 29, 1943, to the late Bernard and Eleanor Rouse of Calumet. She was a graduate of Calumet High School.

Kay worked and lived in Ann Arbor, Toledo, Bradenton , Florida, Ironwood, Milwaukee, and retired from her job with the City of Fayetteville in Arkansas, to move near her daughter in Angleton.

Kay was preceded in death by her sister, Bonnie Anderson.

She is survived by two sisters, Pat (Richard) Salonen of Laurium, and Beverly (Harley) Lewis of Bete Grise; three brothers, Bernard Rouse Jr. (Joyce) of Cadillac, Thomas Rouse of Hurley, and Ted (Doreen) Rouse of West Allis; sons, David of Oklahoma City, Mike of Amarillo, Texas, Matt of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dan (Shiela) Swanner of Oklahoma City; daughter, Lisa (Brian) Blake of Angleton; grandchildren, Mike Jr., Dennis, Amanda, Matt Jr., Katie, Dan Jr., Dylan, Erica, Amber, and Kimberly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kay loved the Copper Country and maintained a summer home in Calumet. She liked to walk the trails with her dog, Sissy, that she rescued and trained to be a therapy and search and rescue dog.

Kay loved to travel. She enjoyed playing bridge, going to garage sales and ballroom dancing.

She was a Keweenaw Bay Tribal member, and enjoyed the annual Pow Wow.

Kay had suffered several strokes over last six years. She was a fighter, worked hard in rehabilitation, and came back each time with a positive attitude.

She loved the Lord, Jesus, and is now laughing and dancing in her permanent home in Heaven. Her loving spirit and joyful and caring heart will be missed by her family and friends.

Graveside service will be on July 9, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at the Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet.