Vern William Foutch was born February 11, 1938, at his home near Dunlap, Iowa to Donald Raymond and Lillian Beulah (Mether) Foutch. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to the farm east of Woodbine where he lived until moving into Woodbine in 2001. Vern attended Douglas Hill Country School and was a 1956 graduate of Woodbine High School. He participated in 4-H, basketball and vocal music activities while he was in high school. Vern then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1960 with a degree in Farm Operations. While he attended ISU, he was involved in their vocal music program, and he met the accompanist, Nancy Jo Corriell. The couple were later married at West Liberty, Iowa on December 2, 1961.
Vern served in the Air National Guard from September 1960 ~ September 1966. He was one of the original Noteables from 1983 ~ 2017. Vern was an active member of the United Methodist Church and served on many committees and was a certified lay speaker. He was also a member of the Harrison County Farm Bureau, Extension Council, Senior Center Board, and Kiwanis. Vern was also a regular blood donor. Vern farmed the family farm from the time he was married until he entered the Rose Vista Nursing Home 23 months ago. He enjoyed woodworking, Ham Radio operations, and flying his two airplanes, a Beechcraft Bonanza and a Cessna. He also enjoyed traveling ~ especially to Russia and China.
Vern died on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Rose Vista Nursing Home at the age of 81 years, six months, and 14 days.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Donald Robert Foutch; and grandson, Maxwell Birgen Foutch. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Foutch of Woodbine, Iowa; three sons, Scott Alan Foutch and his wife Michelle of Weston, Missouri, and children, Kaylee and Ryan, Shawn Lester Foutch and his wife Meg of Johnston, Iowa, and children Jacob, Abigail, and Elizabeth, Steven Daniel Foutch and his wife Mary Jane of Kansas City, Missouri and children Jackson and Honor; sister, Catherine and her husband Jerry Maycook of Roanoke, Virginia; brother-in-law, Wayne Corriell and his wife Pat of Atalissa, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
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