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Cyril A. Rouse

August 3, 2017
Emmetsburg News

The Visitation for Cyril?Rouse will be on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

The Funeral Service will be on Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Reverend Tom Summerfield will officiate.

Interment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cyril Allen Rouse, Jr., son of Cyril and Libbia (Josifek) Rouse, was born October 3, 1931 in Palo Alto County. He received his education in Ayrshire.

Cyril served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from January 4, 1951 until being honorably discharged on November 4, 1954. While in the service Cyril served as a staff sergeant and was stationed in Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Georgia.

On January 11, 1953 Cyril was united in marriage to Marilyn Wichman at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. To this union four sons were born. After returning from the service, Cyril and Marilyn moved to their farm where they have lived and farmed ever since. Cyril had dairy cattle earlier in his farming years and then did grain farming as well as raising cattle and hogs.

He served on the Ayrshire school board for several years and was a member of the American Legion Post #173 in Ayrshire. Cyril was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven.

Cyril enjoyed going for walks and staying in touch with his grandchildren's activities. He rarely missed any of their events and thoroughly enjoyed every moment with them. He loved farming and was a true steward of the land.

Cyril passed away, Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home near Curlew, at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, DeWayne Rouse.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Curlew; his sons, Keith Rouse of Blue Springs, Missouri, Terry (Pam) Rouse of Curlew, Glenn (Cleone) Rouse of Spencer, and Kevin (Shelley) Rouse of Ruthven; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Victor (Eileen) Rouse of Curlew; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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