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January 11, 1947 – Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Waverly, MN
Monday February 4, 2019
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Waverly, MN
Sunday February 3, 2019
4-7 PM Prayer Service 6:30 PM

Further visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM.

David James Roufs, age 72, of Elko-New Market, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Lakewood Reflections in Staples, Minnesota.

He was born on January 11, 1947 in Minneapolis the son of Herbert H. & Helen M (Kleber) Roufs.

He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted in 1965. In 1969, David graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Education.

David honorably served his Country in The United States Air Force for four years. He was a Viet Nam Veteran.

On July 26, 1969, David J. Roufs and Susan M. Painschab were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with six children.

David valued a hard day’s work and took much pride giving his best. A value he instilled in all of his children. He spent 21 years in education. He ended his career giving all of his handyman advice working for Menards.

He belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and formerly sang in the church choir at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. He
was also a member of The American Legion and Knights of Columbus.

David enjoyed singing, music, camping, woodworking and gardening.

Survived by his loving wife: Susan M. Roufs; children: Eric Roufs and fiancé Kimberly Taylor, Jarrod (Rae) Roufs, Tara (Troy) Breyer, Jessica (Marcus) Kohman and Dominic (Alicia) Roufs; eleven grandchildren: Selena & Connor; Ava, Liam, Grayson & Addison; Gillian & Braden; Brody & Natalie; and Herbert; brothers: Donald (Sue) Roufs, Richard (Myra) Roufs and Dennis (Patty) Roufs; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a daughter Natalie Roufs in 2009, his parents and by his father-in-law & mother-in-law Arnold & Mary Painschab.

A Mass of Christian Burial for David Roufs will be held on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 11:00 A,M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3rd from 4-7 P.M. AT THE CHURCH. A Prayer service will be held at 6:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Monday, February 4th from 9:30 till 10:45 A.M. at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Eric and Jarrod Roufs, Tara Breyer, Jessica Kohman, Dominic Roufs and Selena Roufs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Research.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rod Gale

    David was a kind and generous man, with a gentle soul. We were together in the US Air Force from 1969 to 1971, from our teacher training in San Antonio to training English to military students in Saigon, RVN. A quiet smile and always ready to share it. Dave was a good person.

  2. Colleen Otto

    Sue and your family are in our prayers.

  3. Del and Corrie Bumann

    Dear Sue and Family,
    We are saddened by Dave’s health struggles and passing. May it comfort you to know that he is now at peace.
    Del and Corrie

  4. Brenda Cornell

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Fly high, my friend. You are free. Heart felt condolences to family.

  5. Evonne and Ken Kremer

    Our sympathy sorry for your loss. We have some good memories of Dave.


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