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Martin  LeRoy  Rousey
     Martin LeRoy Rousey, 87, of North Platte, passed away Dec. 1, at the Sutherland Care Center. He was born April 4, 1925 in Wauneta to Ora and Mae Tepley Rousey.
     Martin grew up in the Wauneta and Hamlet area, living much of his younger years with an uncle and grandfather. He was living with his mother in Ogallala during Kingsley Dam''s constrution.
     On April 28, 1945, Martin married Glenda Stinnette. They had two sons, Marvin and Ron. The couple made their home in Elsie and North Platte area working farm and dairy operations.
     In 1955, the couple moved to Aurora, Colo. where Martin was head of the Aurora Parks Department. After two years Martin and Glenda returned to the North Platte area.
     In 1971, they bought land west of North Platte and started Rousey Dairy. With the help of their sons, they received State and National Honors for their top producing Registered Holstein Dairy Herd. They continued to operate Rousey Dairy until their failing health.
     During the depression years Martin raised and trained Coon dogs. He helped support his family through the sale of these dogs and coon and coyote hides.
     He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and auctions. He never met a stranger.
     Survivors include sons, Marvin (Linda) and Ron (Audrey) of North Platte; grandchildren, Pam (Jess) Helgoth of Burwell, Kim (Scott) Goodwin of Kilgore, Jodi (John) Miller of North Platte, Tyrell (Deandra) Rousey of North Platte and Tess Rousey of Gurley; and 10 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his mother; wife; and numerous aunts and uncles.
     Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jack Atteberry officiating. Inurnment is at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the North Platte Cemetery.
     Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 12/12/2012
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