David C. Stout, 62, Two Harbors, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, following several years of multiple health issues.
He was born May 10, 1944, to Clare and Mary Stout in Syracuse, N. Y.
David grew up in Bayport and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1962. After attending college in Duluth and River Falls, Wis., he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served at Ft. Bliss, Texas, and completed his tour of duty in Greece.
David was appointed to the Minnesota State Patrol on July 2, 1969––Badge #202. He was promoted to sergeant on Aug. 25, 1982, and to lieutenant on July 1, 1983. He transferred from St Paul to Duluth on Nov. 6, 1991, and retired on May 1, 1999, after 30 years of dedicated service.
David was awarded the Trooper of the Year in 1992, and again in 1999, with his second award citing his "superior supervisory skills and commitment to excellence throughout his career."
David was active in the USS Des Moines project, served on the Edna G. Commission Board and was a member of Knife River Lutheran Church. His greatest loves were his wife Geri, Lake Superior, his tug boatGeri Ann, fire engines and ore boats.
David is survived by his loving wife Geraldine; daughter Wendy Stout, Long Beach, Calif.; step-children, Tom (Jodelle) Tessman, Cottage Grove, Tim (Lisa) Tessman and Beth (Joseph) Tessman, St. Paul; grandchildren, Ryan, Quinn, Peyton and Jackson; brothers, Bill (Sara/Sally) Stout, Minneapolis, and Dick (Ann) Stout, Green Valley, Ariz., and Hugo; aunts, Elizabeth Kultchar and Henrietta Trapp; nieces and nephews, Andrew (Wendy) Stout, Tim (Stacey) Stout, Pete (Kim) Stout, Jonathan Stout, David Mason Stout and Julia Stout (Stanley Luchters).
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2007, at First United Methodist (the Coppertop) Church, Duluth. In lieu of flowers, memorials of the donor’s choice are preferred. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home.