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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Rory Means

Rory Alan Means

Monday, April 1st, 1957 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Rory A. Means, 62, of Marcus, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. Father Bill McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church. The family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be an hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.

Rory Alan Means was born on April 1, 1957 in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Harold “Pete” and JoAnn (Shefstad) Means. He was raised on a farm near Marcus and received his education from Holy Name Catholic School and Marcus High School. After high school, Rory worked for Rich Ruden Construction. He later started his own construction business which he operated until his 9 year battle with cancer forced his retirement earlier this year. He took great pride in his work and always wanted to please his customers. He was honest, generous and always willing to lend a hand to help others. Along with construction, he was called upon to move a number of buildings and did some snow removal on the side. Rory also owned the Uptown Bar and Grill in Marcus for 3 ½ years. Rory was married to Kim Hansen and they became parents to a son, Zachery. In later years, Rory was grateful to have shared companionship with Rita (Rhodes) Sand, a true and faithful partner who gave him encouragement, inspiration and strength during his courageous fight with cancer.

Rory was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and antique shopping. He loved his dogs. He and Rita took trips to Phoenix and Sturgis. Rory and his son, Zach made the trip to Sturgis this summer and he always enjoyed the time he spent with Zach.

Grateful to have shared his life is his beloved friend, Rita Sand of Marcus, IA; a son, Zachary A. Means of Marcus, IA; his mother, JoAnn Means of Marcus, IA; four brothers, Jason Means of Billings, MO, Ray and Brenda Means of Marcus, IA, Wayne and Paula Means of Granville, IA and David Means of Jackson, MN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Pete” Means on February 6, 2019.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    Address
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    The family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be an hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.
  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    Address
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Officiant
    Father Bill McCarthy
  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Name Cemetery
    Address
    Intersection of Highland Drive & Ames Avenue
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    Address
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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JOHN AND ROSEMARY WIBE

Posted at 02:41pm
OUR SYMPATHY TO RITA AND THE MEANS FAMILY. RORY HELPED RICH RUDEN SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEAR ON PROJECTS AT OUR HOME AND MY OFFICE. ASIDE FROM THAT RORY WILL BE MISSED.
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Rich & Mary (Schefstad) Furman

Posted at 08:44pm
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The Schefstad Family

Posted at 05:32pm
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family of Rory. May God hold you all and Rory in his loving hands. Mike, Sonja, Nick and Ryan Schefstad
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Norene abunt

Posted at 04:29pm
Pat very much enjoyed a fishing trip to Canada with Rory “back in the day”! We both enjoyed chatting with Rory when we’d see him around Marcus. He always had a smile and positive words to share with others. Rory will be missed by many! You have our sincere sympathy. Norene and Pat Bunt
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Jeanine Miller

Posted at 11:25am
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jeanie Meehan-Miller
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