Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Burial will be in the Wall Lake Cemetery in Wall Lake. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake where the family will be present to greet friends. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Perry R. Stout, the son of Glen and Lola (Stanzel) Stout, was born in Sac City, on February 13, 1949. He received his education at the Crestland Community School where he graduated with the Class of 1967. Perry continued his education at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City where he graduated with a degree in auto mechanics in 1969. He was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City in 1970.
On June 5, 1971, Perry was united in marriage to Mary Kelly at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake and this union was blessed with four children: Heather, Jared, Bethany, and Vaughn. Following their marriage, Perry and Mary resided in Sac City where Perry was employed at the Ford dealership. They later moved to Duncombe, and he worked for the Ford dealership in Webster City. The family returned to make their home in Sac City and Perry worked at Rasmussen Ford in Storm Lake for 21 years. They moved to their present home south of Alta in 1980. The last 17 years of Perry's employment was with Bel-Mar (Sara Lee) Foods in Storm Lake.
Perry was very talented musically and he played several instruments including the violin, accordion, banjo, and guitar. His family was so important to him and he and Mary enjoyed traveling to see their children and spoiling their grandchildren. Perry always enjoyed helping his children with their automotive projects. You could also find him spending time gardening and tending to his flowers. Perry was fascinated with aviation and received his private pilot's license. He and Mary looked forward to visiting family and friends. Everyone who knew Perry will remember how he loved to tell "big stories."
Perry's life will always be honored and cherished by his family which include his wife of 41 years, Mary, of Alta; children: Heather Stout of Palm Springs, Calif.; Jared (Kellie) Stout of Chicago, Ill.; Bethany Solis of Sioux City; Vaughn Stout of Sioux City; grandchildren: Liliana, Moriah, Caleb, and Beverley Bernadyne; two brothers: Merle (Lois) Stout of Rockwell City; Dewey (Cricket) Stout of Nemaha; other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Morris.