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Isaac J. (Ike) Fouche (1865 - 1940)


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 10/15/2017 at 14:29:11

The Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa
March 26, 1940, Pages 1 and 5

Funeral Services Held Friday For
Isaac Fouche Life-Long Resident

Funeral services for Isaac Fouche, 74, life-long resident of Clarke County were held Friday from the Trinity Methodist church conducted by the Rev. W. Y. Cole.

Isaac Fouche, son of J. M. and Francis Fouche was born Nov. 13, 1865 in Clarke County, Iowa, 8 miles north of Osceola. Here he grew to manhood in the pioneer home of his parents. He passed away March 19, 1940, at a local hospital in Osceola at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 6 days.

He was married to Ada A. Collier, Dec. 31, 1889. To this union five children were born; one son Ray, four daughters: Mrs. Malvia Waters, Mrs. Mable Edwards, all of Osceola; Mrs. Frances Monson, Quantico, Va., and Mrs. Hazel McGinty; Oakland, Calif. Leo Collier, a nephew, since a small child has been reared in the home and always received the same loving care as that accorded the rest of the family.

There are nine grandchildren; six grandsons and three granddaughters. Mr. Fouche was the third in a family of eight children, all but three having preceded him in death. Those living are Homer A. Fouche of Osceola, Mrs. Charles Nessen, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Dell Reed, New Virginia, Ia. Those who have passed on are his parents, one brother, George and three sisters, Mrs. Belle Dawson, Miss Anna Fouche and Miss Nellie Fouche, who passed away a little over a month ago. The deceased spent practically all of his life in Clarke County. For the past four years he had been in failing health. With the passing of Isaac Fouche, or Ike Fouche as he was best known the community loses one of its most substantial citizens. He was a man of sterling character, exemplary habits, always ready to do his best. He was a faithful husband and father, and ever thoughtful of his dear ones. After his wife's passing three years ago last Feb., he had made his home with his children in Clarke county. He spent the past five months in the city with his daughter, Mrs. Warren Edwards.

God has not promised, skies ever
Flower strewn pathways, all the
way through,
God has not promised sun without
Joy without sorrow, peace with-
out pain,
But God has promised strength
for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the
Grace for each trial, help from
Unfailing sympathy, and undying

The services were under the direction of the Kale Funeral Service at Truro.

Pallbearers were E. E. Littell, Burleigh Teller, C.W. Patterson, J. S. Switzer, Will Deitrick and Ernest Persels.

Interment was at Fremont cemetery.

Headstone Photograph

Clarke Obituaries maintained by David Dinham.
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