Fred E. Stout
Fred E. Stout, 87, of Duluth, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Benedictine Health Center. Fred was born July 10, 1920, in Brainerd, Minn., to Fred E. and Eloise (Smith) Stout. He was a graduate of Duluth Central High School, where he lett...
Fred E. Stout, 87, of Duluth, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Benedictine Health Center.
Fred was born July 10, 1920, in Brainerd, Minn., to Fred E. and Eloise (Smith) Stout. He was a graduate of Duluth Central High School, where he lettered in track, and won the city of Duluth Tennis Championship at Longview Tennis Club.
Fred then went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. During college, Fred was a collegiate pole-vaulter.
He was a United States Army Air Force veteran having served during World War II. Following the war, Fred worked for Clyde Iron Works as an engineer until September of 1947 when he began his career at Minnesota Power. Fred was named sales promotion manager in 1957 and Duluth Division manager in 1962.
He became president of Superior Water, Light and Power Co. in 1969 and continued his career there until his retirement in 1985.
Fred was a member of Glen Avon and Hammond Avenue Presbyterian churches, and in the summer months he attended Barnes Community Church, where he had resided at his summer home for the past 30 years.
Fred was active in the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Rotary Club, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Masonic Lodge 186, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Duluth, Aad Temple Shrine, and the Kitchi Gammi Club.
He was a founding member of the Tower Avenue Redevelopment Association and served on numerous boards, including M&I and First National Bank, and KDNW radio station.
In 1949, Fred married Mary Lee Spencer, and together they raised three children. With his family he enjoyed many recreational activities including camping, fishing, duck hunting, tennis, golf and skiing. He also was an avid traveler and visited California and Florida many times as well as Alaska and Spain.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee, in 1998; his brother, William C.; and sister, Helen E. Stout.
He is survived by his three children, Dr. Sally Stout, Two Harbors, Susan (Jack) Amadio, Duluth and James C. Stout, Superior; and two grandchildren, Seth and Rachel Amadio, Duluth.
Gathering of family and friends will be from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, 2101 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Inurnment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard.
Memorials are preferred to KDNW Christian Radio Station or Barnes Community Church in Barnes.
Jarvi-Dowd Funeral Home, Duluth, is assisting the family.