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Harlan Crouse

February 2, 1926 — January 20, 2023


Harlan Crouse


Harlan Wesley Crouse, 96, of Kerrville passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2023 at his residence.

Harlan was born on February 2, 1926, to parents Harry and Maude Crouse at home in Paullina, Iowa.  He graduated from Paullina High School and served with the Calvary in the United States Army during WWII.  He was stationed in Japan and the Philippines as a Sergeant Major for his battalion.  Harlan married Janett Rohlfsen on August 14, 1949.  They farmed 330 acres and owned and operated one of the larger hog confinement operations in the Paullina area. 

Harlan retired from farming in 1989.  Harlan and Janett enjoyed travelling in their Holiday Rambler motorhome, starting with a 32 foot unit and working up to a 44 foot unit which was their fulltime home for eight years.  During this time they joined the Holiday Rambler RV Club in 1980 and attended many local, regional and national rallies as well as many caravans and adventures covering all 50 states and into Canada.  During their RV years they volunteered in different areas of the country at Presbyterian retreat centers and discovered Mo-Ranch and the Hill Country of Texas. They volunteered at Mo-Ranch for several months each year from 1991-1996.  They decided to retire from the RVing and bought and moved a home into Rio Robles Park in Kerrville in 198 where they lived until moving to Juniper Independent Living in 2017. 

Harlan was a long time Presbyterian, first active in First Presbyterian Church of Paullina, Iowa, and then moved his membership to First Presbyterian in Kerrville in 1993.  Harlan served as an elder and usher as well as serving on many other committees.

Harlan is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Maude Crouse, beloved wife Janett; sister Shirley Crouse; brother Gale Crouse; and grandson Ryan Endsley.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters Jane (John) Middents of Ankeny, Iowa, Sue Endsley of Kerrville, Texas; and Kathy (Tony) Wainwright of Denton, Texas; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren; sister Catherine Johnson of Basin, Wyoming and brother James (Loraine) Crouse of Battle Lake, Minnesota.


A service of Witness of the Resurrection of Christ will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 2PM at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, 800 Jefferson Street with Pastor Jack Haberer officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville in Harlan’s name.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.

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