Roussin, Karl David

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Society


Karl David Roussin of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on June 8, 2019, having reached the age of ninety years, three months and twenty-six days. Karl was born in Granite City, IL, on February 12, 1929, son of Lawrence Andrew Roussin and Rosa Clara Roussin nee Warnhoff. On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Virginia Deleaphine Allen and five children came to bless this union.

Karl is survived by one son, David Roussin of St. Clair, MO; by three daughters, Rosa Rodgers and husband, John, of Zelienople, PA, Mona Rodgers and husband, Jeffrey, of Carlisle, PA and Carla Gibson and husband, Brian, of St. Louis, MO; by twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Rosa Roussin; by his wife, Virginia Roussin; by one daughter, Brenda Roussin; by one brother, Fredrick Roussin, and by three sisters, Alehn Kahle, Evelyn Gusewelle and Virginia Bouse.

Karl was baptized on March 10, 1929, as a Christian and was also a longtime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Sullivan, MO. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean war, entering August 11, 1947, and receiving his honorable discharge on August 10, 1951. During his working years, he was employed as an inspector for MacDonald Douglas, now Boeing, in St. Louis, MO, retiring after thirty-two years of service to the company. He was also a member and retiree of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Local 837 of St. Louis, MO. In addition to working at Boeing, Karl was always busy working his farm. He raised cattle, crops and other livestock and his work was never done. Raising a large garden and preserving his produce kept the family busy. He enjoyed fishing and bowling and for several years, bowled on a league at the St. Clair Bowling Alley. He was truly a family man at heart and was happiest when he was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A devoted and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Lew Ensor officiating. Interment with full military honors was held at Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Society.