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Edith Rouse

October 24, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Edith Rouse, 80, of Estherville will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the

Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

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Edith Rouse

Edith Rouse, the daughter of Otto and Anna (Kelting) Peton, was born May 16, 1932, on a farm near Graettinger.

She received her education in country schools, graduating from Graettinger High School.

On Jan. 14, 1961, she was united in marriage to Gary Rouse in Graettinger. The couple made their home in Estherville where they raised their family. Edith was employed with Estherville Drug, NW Bell Telephone Co., the Villager and Lakes Vending. Edith also had a private house cleaning service.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

Grateful for having shared Edith's life are her children, Jerry Rouse of Estherville, Nancy Hoffman of Spencer and Kent Rouse and his friend, Christi Nava, of Wallingford; two grandchildren, Callie Hoffman and Bailey Swanson; sister, Evelyn Hennick of Estherville and sister-in-law, Ingred Peton of Estherville.

She has been preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents and brother, Arnold.

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