OBITUARY

Wesley "Wes" Fouche

October 12, 1939January 1, 2019
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Wes Fouche, 79, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, with his loving wife Sue and sister Barb by his side. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., January 11, 2019, at McLaren's Chapel, 801 19th Street, West Des Moines with visitation one hour prior to service time. As per Wes's wishes a private burial service will be held for the family at a later date.

Wes was born on October 12, 1939, to Chet and Hazel Fouche of Osceola, Iowa. He graduated from Osceola High School with the class of 1957. Wes operated a Pester Derby station in Chariton, Iowa, in the mid 60’s, and thereafter worked for the Pester Corporation until 1985. Wes married Sue Rankin in 1982. In 1985 they purchased a Dairy Queen (DQ) Store in West Des Moines, and later Wes became a partner in 2 other stores and worked in these stores until retirement in 2003. Throughout his DQ ownership he was an active member of the DQ Associations. Through his involvement in the associations he made many lifelong friends.

Wes and Sue loved their trips abroad, as well as, cherished their time spent traveling in their motor homes. Wes was very proud of their accomplishment of visiting all 50 states. In 2006 they began spending their winters in Arizona where Wes enjoyed his good friends of Silveridge. Wes’s hobbies included fishing (especially at Lake Rathbun, Canada & Lake of the Ozarks), playing cards and billiards with his buddies (aka his partners in crime).

Wes will be fondly remembered for the gentleman that he was, his quick wit, humor and storytelling. He loved his time spent with friends and his greatest treasure was the relationships he built with his blended family. Wes was a grateful friend of Bill W.

His parents Chet and Hazel Fouche, brothers-in-law Jim Hadley and Jim Raymond, preceded Wes in death. Surviving are his wife, Sue, his children Tomie Fouche of Miami, OK, Tina Rosewall of Leon, IA,John (Bea) Fouche of Urbandale, Iowa, Julie (Kirk) Wulff, Davenport, IA and step-children Wendy (Jim) Frost and Karla Rankin both of Winterset, Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, his brother Wendell & wife Marlene, sisters Bev Raymond, and Barb Hadley as well as several nieces, nephews and good friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2530 73rd St, Urbandale, IA 50322 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Wes is survived by his wife, Sue; children, Tomie Fouche of Miami, OK, Tina Rosewall of Leon, IA, John (Bea) Fouche of Urbandale, IA, and Julie (Kirk) Wulff, Davenport, IA; and step-children, Wendy (Jim) Frost and Karla Rankin both of Winterset, IA; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Wendell (Marlene); sisters, Bev Raymond, and Barb Hadley; as well as several nieces, nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Jim Hadley and Jim Raymond.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Lung Association

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wesley "Wes" Fouche

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Todd Kiester

January 11, 2019

Sue and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Wes's passing. In all my time at DQ, I have not met a better person. I will always remember the times we spent talking DQ but more importantly the conversations we had about family and life. God Bless !!! tk

Bob and Marie White

January 10, 2019

Sorry to learn of Wes' passing, we shared lots of laughs and fun in high school days.

Gary and Carolyn Pool

January 8, 2019

To the Family:

We have fond memories of school days with Wes in Osceola. We graduated in l958. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the days and weeks ahead.

Jim Nelson

January 8, 2019

Wes was a role model and helped many people in life, our thoughts are with the family today

Mark Pierce

January 7, 2019

Sue and family,
We will miss Wes at meetings and his fine example he exhibited. Prayers of peace and love for all who grieve his passing.
God bless
Mark Pierce and family

Carolyn Horton Timmons

January 7, 2019

We were in the same class.
Class of 1957

Charlotte Horton Jones

January 6, 2019

Sorry to hear about Wesley’s passing .
He was in my class 1957

FROM THE FAMILY
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Biography

Wes Fouche, 79, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, with his loving wife, Sue, and sister, Barb by his side. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at McLaren's Chapel, 801 19th Street, West Des Moines with visitation one hour prior to the service. As per Wes's wishes a private family burial will be held at Newbern Cemetery in Lacona, IA at a later date.

Wes was born on October 12, 1939, to Chet and Hazel Fouche in Osceola, IA. He graduated from Osceola High School with the class of 1957. Wes operated a Pester Derby station in Chariton, IA, in the mid 60’s, and thereafter worked for the Pester Corporation until 1985. Wes married Sue Rankin in 1982. In 1985, they purchased a Dairy Queen (DQ) Store in West Des Moines, and later Wes became a partner in two other stores and worked in these stores until retirement in 2003. Throughout his DQ ownership he was an active member of the DQ Associations. Through his involvement in the associations he made many lifelong friends.

Wes and Sue loved their trips abroad and cherished their time spent traveling in their motor homes. Wes was very proud of their accomplishment of visiting all 50 states. In 2006, they began spending their winters in Arizona where Wes enjoyed his good friends of Silveridge. Wes’s hobbies included fishing (especially at Lake Rathbun, Canada, and Lake of the Ozarks), playing cards and billiards with his buddies (aka his partners in crime).

Wes will be fondly remembered for the gentleman that he was, his quick wit, humor and storytelling. He loved his time spent with friends and his greatest treasure was the relationships he built with his blended family. Wes was a grateful friend of Bill W.

Wes is survived by his wife, Sue; children, Tomie Fouche of Miami, OK, Tina Rosewall of Leon, IA, John (Bea) Fouche of Urbandale, IA, and Julie (Kirk) Wulff, Davenport, IA; and step-children, Wendy (Jim) Frost and Karla Rankin both of Winterset, IA; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Wendell (Marlene); sisters, Bev Raymond, and Barb Hadley; as well as several nieces, nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Jim Hadley and Jim Raymond.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2530 73rd St, Urbandale, IA 50322 or a charity of the donor’s choice.