Richard Devon “Rick” Clouse

Jan. 15, 1955 — Nov. 6, 2020

Richard Devon “Rick” Clouse, 65, of Francesville, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette. 

Rick was born on Jan. 15, 1955, in Lafayette, to the late James Paul and Lucille (Lutes) Clouse. He graduated from West Central High School in 1973. 

Rick married Milda “Micki” (Ailes) Boersma on May 30, 1989, in Winamac. Together, they owned and operated the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant in Francesville for several years.

Rick was a member of the First Christian Church in Francesville and the Sons of the American Legion #92 in North Judson. He was retired from the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and was actively engaged in farming with Top Notch Farms in Francesville. Rick believed in responsible gun ownership and enjoyed target shooting at the range. While working for the DOC, he was a member of the SWAT team and was a sharpshooter. He enjoyed fishing and was looking forward to deep sea fishing in Florida over the winter. Rick was a collector of anything having to do with eagles. 

Rick cherished time spent with his family and friends. He was a protector of everyone and believed in forgiveness. Rick was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Rick will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his wife Milda “Micki” (Ailes) Clouse of Francesville; son Joshua R. [Dana Staugh] Boersma of Doylestown, Ohio; daughters: Staci R. [Marty] Noblett of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Marcia L. [Shawn] Johnson of Rensselaer; granddaughter Mattie Noblett; grandson Adam Noblett; sisters: Susan M. [Ira] Joseph of Indianapolis, and Linda D. [Tom] Fuson of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Lucille (Lutes) Clouse; father James Paul Clouse; stepmother Billie (Smith) Clouse; and brother James A. “Jim” Clouse. 

Private visitation will take place at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Private services will be held at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, with Pastor James Ketchen officiating. (The funeral service will be recorded and uploaded to the funeral home website.) Private burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Francesville or to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses. 

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 11, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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