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Mason City Globe-Gazette
Mason City, Iowa
October 3, 1996

OBITUARY - LESTER ARTHUR "ROUDY" ROUDYBUSH

Lester "Roudy" Arthur ROUDYBUSH, 88, of Plymouth, died Wednesday [Oct. 2, 1996] at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly, with the Rev. Kathy KLUISE of the Plymouth United Methodist Church officiating.

Following the funeral services, the body will be cremated with inurnment at a later date at the Oakwood Cemetery in Plymouth.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral chapel and one hour prior to service time on Saturday.

Lester "Roudy" Arthur ROUDYBUSH was born on May 10, 1908, in Diagonal, the son of William and Maria (GRIFFITH) ROUDYBUSH. He attended and received his education in the Diagonal school system.

He was united in marriage to Opal DAVIS on June 30, 1931, in Pleasanton. After their marriage they continued to live in the Davis City area until moving to Mason City where he worked for the International Mineral and Chemical Company, retiring after 16 years. After he retired he worked for the South Multi-Purpose Center also called the Community Action Center in Mason City for 12 years until his retirement in 1986, when they moved to Kensett. In later years, they moved to Plymouth.

Roudy enjoyed gardening, raising his Dalmations and birds. Music was a large part of his life and he enjoyed playing the banjo and also enjoyed calling square dances.

He was a Methodist by faith.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Opal ROUDYBUSH of Plymouth; one daughter, Donna PRAZAK and her husband, Kenny, of Plymouth; four grandchildren, Regina HALEY and her husband, Marvin of Manly; Diane KEEGA and her husband, Jeff, of Mason City; Mike PRAZAK and his wife, Edie, of Grafton, and Janet TRETTER and her husband, David, of Grafton; seven great-grandchildren, Micki MULLER of Mason City; Traci KAMISH and her husband, Chad, of Manly; Jennifer HALEY of Manly; Jake and Cassie PRAZAK of Grafton; Heather HICOK of Mason City, and Seth RYF of Grafton; one step-great-grandson, Jeff HALEY and his wife, Kim of Manly; one foster great-grandson, Brian CRAIG of Manly; three great-great-grandchildren, Jace and Brooke KAMISH of Manly, and Mackenzie MULLER of Mason City; one sister, Fern DOLECHECK of Diagonal; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and close family friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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