Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


April 7, 2014

Dwight L. Stout

Jan. 13, 1931 - April 4, 2014

Dwight L. Stout, 83, Bunker Hill, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home. Dwight was born Jan. 13, 1931, the son of Russell and Fern Stout. He married Deloris Locke on Oct. 30, 1953.

Dwight graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 1955 and received his masters from BSU in 1958. Dwight served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, stationed in Berlin.

His career spanned 37 years including Pipe Creek Township and Maconaquah School Corporation. He began as a fifth grade teacher at Nead School in 1955. In 1957 he was named principal. In the 1959-1960 school year, he became principal at Randall Elementary. In 1967, he became the Maconaquah School Corporation curriculum director. In 1973, he became principal at Maconaquah Elementary and was director of support services. He retired from Maconaquah in 1992.

Dwight was on the board of directors at Bona Vista (Gateway Center) and was on the board of Springdale Cemetery. He was a member of the Bunker Hill First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. He coached Little League baseball and assisted with Special Olympics.

He was a longtime fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Pacers, the Colts and IU basketball. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Dr. Richard Stout, Carmel, and Michael Stout, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kevin, Carmel, Laryn and her companion Jay Steadman, Indianapolis, Benjamin and his wife Kristin, Brownsburg; brother, Paul (Christina) Rouch, Peru; and a sister-in-law, Nada Rouch, Logansport.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Allen Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home, with Denny Harts and Pastor Tony Winter officiating. Burial will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in Bunker Hill, with the Miami County Military Rites Team providing service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dwight Stout Elementary Education and the Mae Merrell Music Education Scholarship Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 13 East Main St., Peru, IN 46970. Arrangements are entrusted to the Allen Funeral Home.

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