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J. Fredric ‘Doc’ Roules

Mar 04, 2014

J. Fredric ‘Doc’ Roules, MD, age 86 of Mediapolis, died Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at Trinity Rock Island, Illinois. The son of James and Sadie Anthony Roules, he was born on January 21, 1928, in Fairfield. He married Margaret Miller on September 12, 1953 in Big Mound.

He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1946. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan, returning to attend Parsons College, graduating in 1951. He received his MD from the University of Iowa in 1954 and served an internship at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines. Dr. Roules served as a family practice physician in Mediapolis from 1955 until retiring in 1993.

‘Doc’ Roules was a longtime and active member and supporter of the First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis. He was a member of the Mediapolis Lions Club and the American Legion in Mediapolis. He worked with the Emergency Medical Services in Mediapolis and was active for many years with the Burlington Medical Society.

He loved photography, travelling, flying and roses.

His family includes his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Jane and John Jacobson of Ames and Christine Roules of Shanghai, China; a son, Daniel Roules of Shanghai, China; and a granddaughter, ChuLi Roules also in Shanghai. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen.

His body will be cremated. A visitation where the family will meet friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to benefit the Mediapolis Community Theater or the First United Methodist Church or the Mediapolis Education Foundation.

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