Posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:22 PM by Emily Saveraid
Dennis was in 4-H and FFA during the 50’s and 60’s. He was an active member of the Washington G.E.M. 4-H Club. He and his wife Karen, had four children that participated in 4-H during the 80’s and 90’s and today have many grandchildren active in 4-H. Dennis was a 4-H club leader in the 80’s and served on the Cass County Fair Grounds Committee for several years.
Both Dennis and Karen were very active supporters of the Cass County Fair from donating the pancake batter for the 4-H food stand, to volunteering countless hours and donating trophies. Dennis and Karen had a family owned feed store. They helped 4-H and FFA members, as feed store owners, allowing them to purchase feed for their livestock and delaying payment of the bill until after they received their fair checks.
The Oathoudt’s were proud supporters of Cass and surrounding county fair sales. If Dennis decided to purchase an animal at a county fair sale…he was going to get it! They took great pride in seeing the animals they supplied feed for to have success. It always put a big smile on their faces to be able to help out in any way possible.
Dennis and Karen have been wonderful assets to the Cass County 4-H program and most certainly earned the honor of being inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They demonstrate the true 4-H spirit in volunteerism, mentoring, friendship and being a long time 4-H supporter and 4-H family.