Obituary of Richard Devon Clouse
Richard Devon “Rick” Clouse, 65, of Francesville, IN passed away at 1:15 PM Friday, November 6, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. Rick was born on January 15, 1955 in Lafayette to the late James Paul and Lucille [Lutes] Clouse. He graduated from West Central High School in 1973. Rick married Milda “Micki” [Ailes] Boersma on May 30, 1989 in Winamac, IN. Together, they owned and operated the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant in Francesville for several years.
Rick was a member of the First Christian Church in Francesville and the Sons of the American Legion #92 in North Judson, IN. He was retired from the Indiana Department of Corrections and was actively engaged in farming with Top Notch Farms in Francesville. Rick believed in responsible gun ownership and enjoyed target shooting at the range. While working for the DOC, he was a member of the SWAT team and was a sharpshooter. He enjoyed fishing and was looking forward to deep sea fishing in Florida over the winter. Rick was a collector of anything having to do with eagles.
Rick cherished time spent with his family and friends. He was a protector of everyone and believed in forgiveness. Rick was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Rick will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by:
Milda “Micki” [Ailes] Clouse, Francesville, IN Wife
Joshua R. (Dana Staugh) Boersma, Doylestown, OH Son
Staci R. (Marty) Noblett, Wadsworth, OH Daughter
Marcia L. (Shawn) Johnson, Rensselaer, IN Daughter
Mattie Noblett, Granddaughter
Adam Noblett, Grandson
Susan M. (Ira) Joseph, Indianapolis, IN Sister
Linda D. (Tom) Fuson, Lafayette, IN Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Lucille [Lutes] Clouse, Mother
James Paul Clouse, Father
Billie [Smith] Clouse, Step Mother
James A. “Jim” Clouse, Brother
Private Visitation will take place at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
Private Services will be held at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.
Private Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Francesville or to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Clouse, please visit Tribute Store
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