Pat M. Stout
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:20pm admin
Pat M. Stout, age 90, Philip, S.D., formerly of Sun Lakes, Ariz., died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Pat M. Stout was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Philip, the son of Gordon and Hazel (Hutton) Stout. Pat was raised in his early years on the ranch west of Kadoka.
During the Dirty 30s, the family moved to Pierre where Pat attended fourth through sixth grades, later moving to Sioux Falls where he graduated from Washington High School in 1946. While there, he excelled and lettered in basketball, baseball, and track.
After high school, Pat joined the U.S. Army, serving for two years. Upon returning, he bought the Alfred Boock place (near the old family ranch) for $10 per acre. Pat married Elizabeth Marie Drury on April 23, 1949, in Chamberlain, making their home on the ranch. In the early years, Roy, Bun and Pat had S&S Construction, constructing dams, roads, and terraces. Pat was a hard worker, but enjoyed the rural life, raising horses, Charolais cattle and farming. He was involved for many years with the National Grassland Association, and a former president of the White River Grazing Assn. Board.
In 1975, after the children were grown, they went south for the winter months to Sun Lakes, Ariz., near Phoenix, returning to the ranch in the summer months. Pat enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.
He was a member of the Kadoka Presbyterian Church and the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church.
Pat was united in marriage to Carol Jamison Sept. 5, 2009, in Sioux Falls. They made their home in Sioux Falls until moving into the Philip Nursing Home, where they have since resided.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; four children, Sandi Bauman Stephenson (Bob), Torrington, Wyo., Patsy Ferguson (Irwin), Kadoka, Jerry Stout (Annie), Kadoka, and Joe Stout (Denise), Pierre; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lynn Blumberg of Missoula, Mont.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Stout; his parents; two brothers, Roy Stout (Mary) and Bernard “Bun” Stout; and a son-in-law, Dave Bauman.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard, were Wednesday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.