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Michael Robert Rourke

Obituary for Michael Robert Rourke

May 29, 1947 - January 6, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 72

Loving Husband, Father, Pop, Brother

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Michael Robert Rourke, born May 29, 1947, was a loving Husband, a Father to three, a Pop to seven, and a friend to all – passed away with his family by his side on January 6, 2020. Born in Elyria, Ohio and preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edna Rourke, Mike was a dedicated family man whose biggest joy was spending time with and spoiling his grandchildren.

Mike was a Vietnam Veteran with the United States Air Force stationed in Ubon, Thailand which was the heaviest hit Air Force base bombarded with Agent Orange. He was a Sargent and served from 1966 – 1970.

His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his loving wife of 41 years, Malane Y. Rourke, his adoring children, Kendra M. Ruggiero (Joe), Sonya M. Wooten, and Nicole M. Rourke (Jason) as well as the lights of his life, his grandchildren, Jeremy Bass, Ashlyn Janson, Kase Ellison, Koner Ellison, Kyndal Ellison, and Korie Ellison and great grandson, Stephen Janson. In addition to his brother and sisters Susan Faecking, Diane Nicely (Tracy), and Patrick Rourke (Cheryl) as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at Elyria Memorial Hospital, 8th floor, for their kind, considerate, and compassionate care they provided in such a difficult time.

There will be a visitation and celebration of life on Saturday January 11 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 2nd Street, Elyria, OH. Friends are invited to join from 12pm- 1pm with services immediately following. A reception will be held after the services at The American Legion Post 12, 393 Ohio Street, Elyria, Ohio. An interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville will be held at a future date with military honors.

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Elyria, OH 44035
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