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Jerome M. Loutsch

October 18, 1934 — December 4, 2013

Jerome M. Loutsch, 79 years old, Indianola, IA and formerly of Oyens, IA died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his daughters home in Tama, IA.  

            Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens with Rev. William McCarthy.  Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Oyens.  Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.


            Jerome was born on Oct. 18, 1934, at rural Oyens, IA, the son of Emil & Rose (Hunt) Loutsch.  He was raised in the Oyens area where he received his education.  He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA receiving his Masters degree in English and Philosophy.  He then taught High School English.


            On Dec. 31, 1978 he married Jackie McKusick at Newton, IA.  The couple made their home near Indianola, IA where he was a dairy farmer.  He also worked at Iowa EPS retiring in 2011.


     Jerome was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.


     Survivors include: his daughter, Katie (Howard) Chandler of Tama, IA; three grandchildren, Cassandra Rose, Joanna MaKay, Destyni Raine; former wife and close friend, Jackie Loutsch of Des Moines, IA; two sisters, Dorothy Kilker of Remsen, Mary (Ben) Wells of Cherokee, IA; one brother, Ray Loutsch of Oyens; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Loutsch of Dysart, IA and Lorna Loutsch of Westfield, IA;  Numerous nieces and nephews.


     Preceded in death by, his parents; four brothers, William (Rose), Robert, Orville and Ronald Loutsch; one sister-in-law, Joan Loutsch; one brother-in-law, Bob Kilker.


     Casket Bearers will be: Greg Cook, Joshua Buck, Michael Mart, Howard Chandler, Tim Loutsch and Brad Loutsch.
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