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Daniel B. Stout

Daniel B. Stout died Saturday night, July 31, 2004 at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Presbyterian Church in Onida with Pastor Gary Walters officiating. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip.

Daniel Benjamin Stout, better known as Dan to his family and friends, was born January 15, 1938 at Kadoka, SD, the son of Roy and Mary (Humphreys) Stout.

Dan grew up on a farm-ranch 11 miles west of Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1956.

Dan was united in marriage to Janet R. Pike on May 6, 1957, in Kadoka. To this union was born five children, Janet, Joelle, Jeanie, Thad and Brad. They made their home on a farm-ranch north of Kadoka until 1966, at which time the family moved to a farm-ranch south of Kadoka. Along with farming and ranching, Dan also operated earth-moving equipment.

From 1975 until 1986, they owned and operated grocery stores in Kadoka, Rapid City and Rushville, NE. In 1986, the family moved back to their home place south of Kadoka. In 1991, they moved to Onida, SD, where he operated Midwest Feeders.

Wherever Dan lived he was very involved in community activities. His goal was to see everyone achieve the best they could. He took pride in the meat department at the store and offered the best service that retail operations called for. Dan thrived on the day to day challenges in all areas of business, which he operated.

Dan's love of sports showed in coaching baseball and support of the events. He loved the land and was a very good steward of the land. He received the outstanding Young Farmer Award at the age of 29.

Dan was a true cattleman. He was involved in every facet of the cattle business at some time. He raised them and, as owner/ manager of a feedlot, he fed and marketed them.

Dan was an avid reader of books, and articles on many subjects. For the past year-and-a-half, he has reported on the Livestock Auction Sales at Fort Pierre, for the USDA. Also for the last year, he has enjoyed his job, cutting and packaging meat at Dakotamart Grocery Store.

Dan and Carolyn lived in West Sully County since he retired from Midwest Feeders three years ago. Dan enriched their lives with his flower and vegetable gardening, much of which he canned, all of which he shared. He kept a beautiful yard and stayed in the cattle business with Ajaye Williams who, along with all of the rest of Carolyn's family, was an extended family to Dan. He is loved and missed by all of them.

Grateful for having shared his life are his companion, Carolyn Williams Fouts of Onida; his five children, Janet VanderMay and her husband, Chuck, of Kadoka and their children, Michelle Butler, Elizabeth, Leo, and Luke VanderMay; Joelle Johnson and her husband, Lonnie, of Forbes, ND, and her children, Lonna Livermont, Laramie and Linay Johnston; Jeanie Leeper and her husband, Martin, of Cedar Rapids, NE, and their children, Dustin and Deidra Leeper; Thad Stout and his wife, Penny, and their children, Ben and Tessa Stout; and Brad Stout and his wife, Jody, and their daughter, Sammi Jo, all of Kadoka; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Herber and her husband, Bernard, of Kadoka; and Alice Stone and her husband, Rollie, of Rapid City; a brother, Dr. Robert Stout and his wife, Ginny, of Alliance, NE; and his step-mother, Wilma Stout, of Kadoka.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Stout; and a grandson, Christopher VanderMay.