HAWARDEN—Lucille (Rus) Richters Dorhout, 87, Hawarden, formerly of Rock Valley, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with the Rev. Matthew Haan officiating.
Following a luncheon, the burial will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, with the family present 5-7 p.m. at the church.
The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.
Lucille (Rus) Richters Dorhout was born Sept. 16, 1933, to Bert and Gertude (Van Maanen) Rus. She was born near Corsica, SD, then moved to Alvord, IA, with her family for a few years, before moving to a farm near Inwood, IA, until she got married.
Lucille married Richard R. Richters Feb. 1, 1961. Those lucky enough to call her mom are: Mavis (Anden) Van Beek, Fairview, SD, Darryl (Debra) Richters, Plymouth, MA, Mark Richters, Rock Valley, IA, Pam (Jim) Meade, Hawarden, IA, and Tina Richters of Rapid City, SD.
Richard and Lucille made their home in Hawarden, IA. 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; stepdaughter, Joyce Daale; stepson, Harlan Dorhout; son-in-law, Duane Schelling; and stepgranddaughter, 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.