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Kimberly Noelle Rouse 09/11/1979 – 01/08/2023
Kimberly Noelle Rouse, better known as Kim but to her parents as Kimmie or Splingo, her Fathers nickname for her. She lived in Mpls., MN and passed at the age of 42 from Respiratory difficulties caused by her chains of Opioid addiction. Our Lord saved her by taking her on January 8, 2023.
She is survived by her Parents, Celeste (Sabourin) Rouse of Coon Rapids MN. father Edward Rouse of Cincinnati, Ohio, Her Sisters, Rachael Michelle Olson and Spouse Rod and Heather Rochelle Brewer and her Spouse Camron, her long partner Taylor Mahto, his mother Michelle Fontaine and father Sean Mahto , Kim’s three sons, Stephon LeRon Rouse Parker, 25 yrs. old, Edward (Little Eddie) 15 yrs. old and TaySean 12 yrs. old. We cannot forget about Rocky, (who she loved fiercely and would walk him rain or shine. She got to see how much he loved the Dog park every day, firsthand). Aunt Dee and Uncle Shawn from Cincinnati, Uncle Gary Sabourin from California. Preceded in death by her Grandparents, Anita and Edward O. Rouse from Cincinnati and Joyce and Richard Sabourin of Coon Rapids, MN. And we cannot forget her closes friends, Tara Behl, Sadie Seaborn, Kelley LaChapelle and Sherry Williams who left us way to early and others from extended family, friends, and acquaintances to many to list.
Some of you have known Kim from birth, some from when she was a teen and some from her adulthood. It is not too important when you met her, more importantly THAT you met her. And I can just about guarantee that when you met her it was a time you will not forget. She might have re-found you walking down a street, when you are at the grocery store and she gave you her last dime when all she had was pennies, maybe she invited you over for Thanksgiving as you had no family in town, and she treated you like they were family to you. If she left you a message, she would tell you how proud she is of you or how proud your mother would be. She would find a way to support you, to help, assist, teach, push, cheer, hold you up when you feel like you were drowning. She would give you what you needed out of what she did or did not have…she would take you and your dog on a walk with her and Rocky in order to listen to you, so you felt someone understood. You soon could see her heart…that light, that beam from inside of her and how it was able to capture so many people while on their paths. She could hug you like no one else could hug you and her sense of humor and laughter would fill a room as soon as she entered. She was a true light.
She loved her family more than anything. Tay, her Life Partner of 15 years was the love of her life. They were an item in 8th grade and they found each other again in their early thirties. She adored her three boys. It was not always smooth sailing, but we know they all knew how fiercely she loved them.
She would never give up. She was always striving to go one step further, one job better, make you proud of her. She competed in Cross Fit, once took a job as a roofer in the middle of winter, her waitressing days that blended into being the best bartender in all Mpls. was one she loved. We often joked that about what her resume must look like…but her last job being a City Bus Driver for Mpls. Was the bomb! She had finally found what she loved doing…the staff was
great, she made instant friends and while driving she was meeting people and staying in constant motion. Her softer side was Nature, coming out to our Lake Home to swim and Kayak with her family and see the Eagles. When you look up and see an Eagle, that is Kim telling you she is OK and you will be too. Take a breath and know you were just touched by an Angel.
But we must address the one relationship she hated the most but could not be without. Her demons and chains that bound her to her addiction was stronger than any love given to her, and it was something she could not heal from on her own, even though she sought help many times. She fought this battle since her early 20’s and sought God’s help along the way. She knew Christ as her Savior and in the end, it was He who said, “Come home, Kimmie, you have struggled long enough.”
Funeral details Saturday, January 21st, 2023, 11:00 AM, Bradshaw at 3131 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls., MN. 55406.
If you would prefer not to send flowers, please send contributions to Twin Cities Recovery Project on Lake Street or www.twincitiesrecoveryproject.org
Saturday, January 21, 2023
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