Franklin Dale Rousar
Franklin Dale Rousar

November 3, 1942 - July 7, 2016
Resided in Citrus Heights, CA
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Franklin Dale Rousar

11-3-1942 to 7-3-2016

The Lord took Dale home on Independence Day weekend to join his parents Charles and Christine Rousar. Born in Sacramento on Election Day in 1942, he was given the initials FDR in honor of President Roosevelt. Dale grew up on a small ranch in the North Sacramento area. He was active in 4H and FFA and helped his father build a small herd of Brown Swiss dairy cattle. He and his family were members of Aldersgate Methodist Church. Dale attended Grant Union High School, class of 1960, where he was active in student government and football and well known for his black 57 Chevy. After high school he attended American River College and UCLA and graduated with a degree in anthropology. Dale always had a desire to help people. In 1966 he joined the Peace Corps and served in rural Panama where he helped people convert to modern farming methods and helped them create a Credit Union. After completing his Peace Corps service he served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 1970. During the 1970's he worked in the public health field in Oakland and San Francisco. In 1979 he found his dream job working for the World Health Organization branch of the United Nations. His first assignment was to manage a child immunization program in Somalia and he lived in Mogadishu. Later he transferred to Suva, Fiji, and managed the child immunization program in the South Pacific area. Dale loved to travel and toured many countries of the world. After retiring from WHO, he lived in Hawaii and Citrus Heights, CA. Dale is survived by his brother Don Rousar and wife Nancy, niece Amy Becker and husband Ehren, and three grandnieces. Thank you to the caring people at Eskaton FountainWood and Salveo Hospice. Burial at East Lawn Sierra Hills; a family grave side service is planned.