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Joseph Rouse
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Obituary for Joseph Rouse

Joseph ‘Joe’ Rouse, age 55 of Boone, died suddenly on June 27, 2017 as a result of an ATV accident near Fort Dodge.

Following his wishes, Joe has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Joseph Edward Rouse, was born in Boone, Iowa on March 16, 1962, the son of Thomas and Audrey (Wisecup) Rouse. Joe graduated from Boone High School in 1981. For several years, Joe worked as custodian at the First Evangelical Free Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sandra Hammond and Christine Peter, and a brother Michael Rouse. Joe is survived by four sisters, Teresa Rouse, Diane Brown, Kay (Robert) De Voogd, and Nancy Rouse; six brothers, Patrick (Fran) Rouse, Thomas Rouse, James (Suzie) Rouse, John (Teresa) Rouse, Paul Rouse, and David (Janelle) Rouse; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Joe was a very loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. All who knew him, knows he had a strong faith in God. He was a person who believed in prayer. Joe loved playing jokes on friends and family and he was never too busy to help a friend.

Joe loved his church, First Evangelical Free Church, where he was active in the AWANAS Club and where he wanted to teach children and youth about the gospel. He was often seen at the local YMCA where he never knew a stranger.

Joe loved NASCAR and the Iowa Hawkeyes. To say he was a fan is an understatement. He also loved his family at his apartment complex, Candleridge of Boone. His friends and family are heartbroken over the loss of this kind and generous spirit. Any person who knew Joe, knew he was a special gift from above. He will be remembered with love.

In memory of Joe, memorials may be sent to the ‘Joe Rouse Memorial Fund’ at the Members First Credit Union on Marshall.

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, is in charge of the arrangements

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Evangelical Free Church

1407 Kate Shelley Dr
Boone, Iowa 50036


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