Leroy A. Rousselow

May 16, 2020


Private family graveside services will take place at Orange Township Cemetery.     


a private family visitation will take place at Locke Funeral Home.     


Orange Township Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa


Memorials may be directed to South Waterloo Church of The Brethren or Pine Lake Church Camp, 32203 230th Eldora, Iowa 50627 Please include Leroy’s name in the memo portion.
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Leroy (Roy) A. Rousselow, life long resident of Blackhawk County, passed away May 16, 2020 at Friendship Village Pavilion.  Leroy was born in Hudson,Iowa to Clarence and Maryette (Engamells) Rousselow on Dec. 23,1921.  Leroy graduated from Orange Township High School in 1941 and married Mildred Maxine (Raudabaugh) Rousselow on November 29,1942 at the South Waterloo Church of The Brethren.  They thought it was special that Leroy was a handsome basketball player and Maxine a cheerleader.

Leroy worked at John Deere prior to being drafted during WW II. Upon discharge, he returned to take over Rousselow Hatchery from his Father Clarence.  Leroy and Maxine owned and operated Rousselow Hatchery on La Porte Road in two different locations retiring in 1988.

They built a home on Brentwood Avenue surrounded by open fields in the 1950’s and lived there until moving to Friendship Village in 2002. The family enjoyed vacationing at Okoboji while the daughters were in school and later in Arizona, Myrtle Beach South Carolina and California.  Leroy was an avid golfer and fisherman. 

Leroy was the last of the Rousselows of this generation being predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Virgil and Leonard and one nephew, Dean Rousselow.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine, his two daughters DiAnn (John) Kohler of San Diego and Denae (Larry) Blair of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Kim, Chris, Dawn and Matt and six great-grandchildren as well as 15 nieces and nephews.

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  1. Jim and Kris Ostrander | May 22, 2020

    We were saddened to read of Roy's passing. 

    We have fond memories of Roy and Maxine from our early years in Waterloo, during the mid-1970's, when they rented us the small "castle" north of the Hatchery.  They were so kind to us, letting us share their garden space next to the Hatchery, allowing us to work off part of our rent by checking on the chickens in the evenings, after the Hatchery had closed for the day, and tolerating our little dog, Katy, who would sometimes greet customers with a few friendly barks from our yard. And decades after buying house and moving to another part of town, we still enjoyed meeting, and catching up with, Roy and/or Maxine at the grocery store, in a restaurant, or at Menards, as they remained active well into their 90's! May we be so fortunate!

    Farewell to a good man.

  2. Alan and Jean (Hoffman) Clausen | May 18, 2020

    I was so saddened to read about LeRoy’s passing.  My parents, Ken and Carolyn Hoffman, were good friends of LeRoy and Maxine.  I believe that DiAnn was in the same Sunday School class as my sister. My sympathy to all of the family.



  3. Sue Hodgson Hantelmann | May 17, 2020
    Roy and Maxine will always have a special place in my heart. I spent many sat nights at their house while the played bridge with mom and dad. He was always so kind. When dads vision got bad Roy still took him golfing and watched where he hit his ball. Many of my easter gifts came from the hatchery.  Sending you all love Sue Hodgson Hantelmann
  4. Gregg & Bonnie Raudabaugh | May 17, 2020

    So sad to hear of the passing of my Uncle Roy. He was such a sweet and special man. He and my awesome Aunt Maxine were an important part of my young life in Cedar Falls/Waterloo. Sundays and holidays were always made warmer and brighter when spent with Roy and his family. Denae and Diann - our hearts are with you at this time.

    (Nobody built a better treehouse than my Dad and Uncle Roy...thanks guys! Love you both.)

    With our thoughts and sympathy for your family,


  5. Steven Flickinger | May 17, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. I am the son of Leroys cousin, Kenneth Flickinger. I know they were good friends as well as family. I know they always talked about playing sport in their younger days and were good at it.

    Deepest sympathy to your family.


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