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Lucille Richters Dorhout

September 16, 1933 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 87)


HAWARDEN, IOWA~   Lucille (Rus) Richters Dorhout, 87, of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

   Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Haan officiating. Following a luncheon, the burial will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. The funeral service will be live streamed on the church website

  Lucille (Rus) Richters Dorhout was born on September 16, 1933 to Bert and Gertude (Van Maanen) Rus. She was born near Corsica, South Dakota, then moved to Alvord, Iowa with her family for a few years, before moving to a farm near Inwood, Iowa until she got married.

   Lucille married Richard R. Richters February 1, 1961. Those lucky enough to call her mom are, Mavis (Anden) Van Beek, Fairview, South Dakota, Darryl (Debra) Richters, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Mark Richters, Rock Valley, Iowa, Pam (Jim) Meade, Hawarden, Iowa, and Tina Richters of Rapid City, South Dakota.

   Richard and Lucille made their home in Hawarden, Iowa. Lucille worked at Otis Radio (Coilcraft) for over 20 years, then became a cook at Hillcrest Care Center for 10 years. Lucille retired in 1991. 

   Richard passed away in August 1985. Lucille later married Dick Dorhout in January 1991, and they made their home in Rock Valley. Lucille was active in the First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley, being a member of the Ruth Circle and she would make the lunches for the consistory. She was able to do some traveling with her friends, and she enjoyed her cruise to Hawaii, going to Massachusetts, and numerous other trips.

  Lucille loved to cook and bake, enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren: Emily, Nicole, Derrik, Samantha, Christy, Amanda, James, Ashley, Jessica, Lindsay, Holly, Brandon, and Kevin; and her great-grandchildren: Addilynn, Tillie, Mya, Damien, Hank, Tailur, Barrett, Christopher, Brinley, Berlin, Kezden, Tessa, Vera, Evie, Scarlet, Zoey, Hugh, Jack, Ivy, Abi, and Vonn.

   Lucille is also survived by her brother, Edward (Sharon) Rus, Rock Valley; many step children, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Gertrude Rus; her husbands, Richard R. Richters and Dick Dorhout; sister, Bernice Van Den Oever; brothers, Cornie Rus and John D. Rus; step daughter, Joyce Daale; step son, Harlan Dorhout; son-in-law, Duane Schelling; and step granddaughter, Lisa Dorhout.

   Her family gives a special thank you to Hillcrest Care Center for making this her home since 2017 and to St. Croix Hospice for all their compassionate care.

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 Service Program


Visitation with the family present
April 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rock Valley First Christian Reformed Church
1401 16th Street
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Funeral Service
April 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Rock Valley First Christian Reformed Church
1401 16th Street
Rock Valley, IA 51247

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