Pella Chronicle


January 31, 2014

Kenneth Rouw

Pella — Kenneth Wayne Rouw, age 73 of Boulder City, NV passed away on January 23, 2014.  He was born in Pella, IA on August 4, 1940 to William and Evelyn Rouw.  He attended Pella Christian School where he excelled at sports.  He still holds many scoring and rebounding records there. He received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Iowa.  He married Noreen Gerdes in Las Vegas, NV on April 13, 1983.  In 1986, they moved to Las Vegas from Cedar Rapids, IA and in 1988 moved to Boulder City. He was a builder of custom homes and was a master craftsman. He took great pride in his work.

Ken was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed watching baseball, football, and basketball.    He was a huge fan of his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes, his alma mater. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing Blackjack with his buddies Richard at the Hacienda and Sean at Railroad Pass. He had a strong faith in the Lord.  He was beloved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed.

Ken is survived by his wife Nori Rouw of Boulder City, NV; three sons -Tim Rouw of Cedar Rapids, IA, Todd (Danielle) Rouw of Omaha, NE, Tom (Melinda) Rouw of Atkins, IA; seven grandchildren Mackenzie, Alexa, Olivia, Zachary, Samantha, Alan and Jasmine; two brothers Albert (Anna Mae) Rouw, Marvin (Bonnie) Rouw; and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at a later date back in Pella, IA. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at

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