In Memory of

Harlan "Lanny" Fouts

November 18, 1937 - December 8, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Harlan “Lanny” K. Fouts 83, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home.  A Come & Go Viewing will be 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Masks are required and only 15 people can be in attendance in the funeral home at one time.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

     Lanny is survived by his children, Kim (Tony) Newman of Roseville, CA, Deb (Ken) Bohn of McCallsburg, Randy (Jean) Fouts of Urbandale, and Mick (Sarah) Fouts of Norwalk; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Don Prior of Breda.  Lanny is also survived by life companion Judith Brown of Rockwell City, and her children, Ruthann (Jay) Smith of Wales, WI, Mark (Kathy) Brown of Sheboygan, WI, and Laura (Jeff) Montgomery of Duncombe; son-in-law Mark Coleman of Ames and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Elizabeth (Moore) Fouts; and sister Susan Lee Prior.

     Harlan K. Fouts was born November 18, 1937 at Rockwell City.  Lanny was raised and educated in Rockwell City and graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1956.  Lanny attended college for a couple years.  In 1958, he was united in marriage to Donna Swalla and four children were born to this union.  The couple later divorced. Lanny owned and operated the family business Fouts Well Drilling for 20 years.  He worked for Baker Manufacturing in Fort Dodge for 13 years.  In 1991, he moved to California and worked for the Southern Water Company until his retirement in 1999.  He then returned to Rockwell City.  Lanny met his life companion, Judi in 1991 and the couple enjoyed dancing and wintering in Texas for many years.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City Chamber, Iowa Water Well Association, the Jaycees, and the Masonic Lodge.

VISITATION
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday
December 15, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Masks are required and only 15 people can
be in attendance in the funeral home at one time.

Condolences

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:47 PM
“Judy we are praying for comfort for you and yours. I will always remember watching you two dance. I admired the love in both your eyes.”
- Dean & Fritzi Bickness

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:47 AM
“Kim, Deb, Randy, and Mick,
Our hearts are heavy with grief with the sad news of Lanny passing. So many great memories of Lanny’s insights and belly laughs! He was one of a kind! You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- David and Stephanie Grant

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:59 PM
“Our thoughts & Prayers to Judy & the Fouts family... EDL Class of 56”
- Ed & Sharon Ludwig

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:24 PM
“My sympathy to the Fouts family. Lanny and the kids were our neighbors when they were in school. Lanny knew every person he met. When I was living in Laurens I run into him a couple of times and he knew everyone in the room. He was always smiling and would talk to everyone . Your loss is everyone’s loss”
- Dennis Yeazel

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:22 PM
“My sympathy to the Fouts family. Lanny and the kids were our neighbors when they were inschool. Lanny knew every person he met. When I was living in Laurens I run into him a couple of times and he knew everyone in the room. He was always smiling and would talk to everyone . Your loss is everyone’s loss”
- Dennis Yeazel

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM
“We were very surprised to hear about Lanny. He and his dad helped us out many times, when we built our house back in 1978 and over the years. He was a great person and we know how greatly he will be missed. Our sincere condolences to Judith and all of the family.
Steve & Carol Moberg ”
- Steve & Carol Moberg

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2:25 PM
“To the Fouts family - you are all in our thoughts & prayers. Your loved one always had a big smile and a big hug if you were lucky! ”
- Greg & Dee (Jones) Lange

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 11:10 AM
“Our sympathy to the family. I have great memories of Lanny when we worked together at the Phillips 66 station in Rockwell City.”
- Ray and Diane Tucker

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 10:16 AM
“Lanny always had a smile and never knew a stranger. We meet Lanny & Judi in Texas and have been good friends. He will be missed. Our prayers for Judi and all the family members”
- Tom & Sherry Schrauth

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:23 PM
“Judi, so sorry to hear of Lanny passing. Hugs and prayers to you and the family.”
- Carla and Marv Pruter

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:32 PM
“Sad to hear of Lanny passing, so many memories and it's hard to put them into words. Thinking of the entire Fouts clan this week. Russ Johnson and I were just laughing over the phone the other day about looking out the window of his house watching Lanny sling Randy's go-kart into the back of the station wagon and then realizing we had to walk out there.”
- David Esmay

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:04 PM
“Judith you and family have our sympathy sorry this had to happen.”
- Larry & Barb Jacobson

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“Our sympathies to the Fouts family. We knew Lanny when we lived in Rockwell City during the early 1980's and attende the United Methodist Church there. He was always quick with a friendly hello and smile - we enjoyed our many brief chats after services. May you be surrounded by God's care and love.”
- Neal and Diane McIntosh

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 9:53 PM
“Always had a smile on his face, And always had something nice to say about who ever he would visit with !! He was a great friend-- Prayers ”
- M. George Sexton

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:26 PM
“Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many fond memories of my parents (Merlin & Vergie) with Liz ,Les and Lanny.”
- LAMONA FOTH

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 9:03 AM
“kim and the rest of his kids , i will miss him much he always had a smile and we always something to talk about. and as my mother Lois said he was the model for a number one dad.”
- tim hoyt

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:44 AM
“May your good faith be of comfort to you as you experience the sudden loss of Lanny. You will be in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:41 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all of Lannys family! He will be missed by many! And Judy if ever I can do anything for you, let me know! Am truly saddened!”
- Shirley Ashbrook

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:23 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family”
- Curt Mueller

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:43 PM
“My deepest sympathies to the Fouts family from myself and the entire Santee family. Lanny Liz and Lester were great friends and neighbors to our family over many years in Rockwell City and I have many memories of Lannys hearty laugh, the twinkle in his eye and his joking manner. As well as Liz and Lester will always be the “Real Santa “helpers I picture from my childhood
Rockwell City will miss Lanny!
God bless you all are in my prayers 🙏”
- Vicki Santee McClintock

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:01 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Kitty Hammen”
- Kitty Hammen

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:57 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Kitty Hammen”
- Kitty Hammen

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Kitty Hammen”
- Kitty Hammen


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