In Memory of

Rory Ray Booth

October 31, 1972 - October 14, 2020
From: Marcus, IA

Rory Ray Booth was born on October 31, 1972 in Le Mars, Iowa, the firstborn child of the late Gary and Sheila Booth. He graduated from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and attended several colleges, including most recently Briar Cliff University.

 On September 24, 2005, Rory and Amber Hanson were united in marriage at Holy Name Catholic Church. They made their home in Marcus and he enjoyed his career at BLT, Inc. in Le Mars.

 Rory and Amber’s most joyous moment came in 2013 with the birth of their son Connor. Rory and Connor always said they were each other’s best friend.

 Rory was an avid golfer and founder and host of the annual Booth Invitational Golf Tournament in Panora, IA. He enjoyed watching bowling and the Dallas Cowboys. He loved grilling and all family celebrations and holidays. Rory and his family enjoyed trips to Destin, FL, Jamaica, the Upper Peninsula, Hawaii and more.

 He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 15 years, Amber of Marcus, IA, his son Connor at home, his mother, Sheila Booth of Marcus, IA, sisters Shannon (Paul) Booth Biberdorf of Lincoln, NE and Shiuvaunne (Sarah) Booth of Le Mars, IA, father and mother-in-law Randy and Sandy Hanson of Marcus, IA, brothers-in-law Andy (Kelcy) Hanson of Davenport, IA and Alex (Alicia) Hanson of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, nephews and nieces Brody Biberdorf, Blythe Biberdorf, Hannah Dreckman, Alec Dreckman, Caleb Dreckman, Brayden Dreckman, Alyssa Dreckman, Mason Hanson, Myla Hanson, Aspen Hanson, Dawson Hanson, grandmothers-in-law Jacque Bird of Marcus, IA and Faith Specht of Marcus, IA. And many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins and an unending list of amazing friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Frank Gary Booth, his grandparents Maurice Peterson, Shirley Peterson, Vern and Lon Brownmiller, aunt Rose Peterson, cousins Terry and Shane Schwickerath, grandfathers-in-law Dick Bird and Don Specht and good friend Brad Eckhoff.  

 The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls for the amazing care and support throughout Rory’s journey.

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SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, Iowa.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Travis Stevick
CASKET BEARERS
Paul Biberdorf
Andy Hanson
Alex Hanson
Chad Gravenish
Kevin Johnson
Marty Alesch
Dennis Pederson
Kory Alesch
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, Iowa.
MUSIC
Organist- Kay Dettmann
INTERMENT
Holy Name Cemetery
Marcus, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
“My heart hurts for you and your family. My prayet is that Jesus will embrace you and Conner and hold you tight.”
- Anita Delutri
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
“Many prayers of comfort to his family. I met Rory at a mutual friends house when we got together to watch a Dallas Cowboy playoff game. Super nice guy. ”
- Dan Lehmann
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