Victor Rouse, 82, Curlew

Victor Rouse, 82, Curlew

Victor Rouse, 82, passed away on September 7, 2017. Funeral services will be on Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at United Methodist Church in Ayrshire, Iowa with Rev. Tom Summerfield officiating. Visitation was on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Ayrshire, IA. Internment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire, Iowa. Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.

Victor Rouse, son of Cyril and Libbia (Josifek) Rouse, was born April 7, 1935 at home near Ayrshire, Iowa. He received his education in Ayrshire.

On October 30, 1955, Vic was united in marriage to Eileen Michael at the Methodist Church in Estherville, Iowa.

Vic had a dairy herd for many years, milking cows for fifty years. He also did custom hauling for area farmers.

Vic was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire, serving as church trustee. He also served on the Ayrshire Elevator Board, the West Bend Elevator Board and had served as a 4-H leader of the Silver Lake Cruisers. Vic was a fifty year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Vic and Eileen made their home on the farm where his parents began farming and where Vic was born. Their farm was a Century Farm in 2007.

Vic passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa, at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, DeWayne (Jean) Rouse and Cyril Rouse; a great granddaughter, Halle Jade; and brother-in-law, Leo Hansen.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen of Curlew, Iowa; his children, Vicki (Greg) Egland of Cylinder, Iowa, Sherry Rouse of Johnston, Iowa, Rodney (Althea) Rouse of Webster City, Iowa and Lori (Roger) Williamson of Ruthven, Iowa; ten grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Maxine Hansen and Marilyn Rouse; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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