Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2009Garnet J. Stout, age 90, of La Farge, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Bethel Home in Viroqua. She was born April 21, 1919 near La Farge, the daughter of Hallie and Hilma (Silbaugh) Campbell. Garnet was united in marriage with John Joe Stout on August 10, 1939. They farmed together several years while raising their family. John preceded her in death May 28, 1989. Garnet graduated from Vernon County Teacher’s College in 1960 and was very proud of her teaching career which spanned until the 1990s. She began teaching grades one through eight in Salem Ridge and other outlying schools, and finished her career as a 4th grade teacher in La Farge. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1967, graduating at the same time as her son. She especially loved teaching her students about the State of Wisconsin. Her teaching skills continued beyond retirement, as she encouraged and arranged for her family to take educational trips, including to Washington DC and Alaska, while she remained in the Kickapoo Valley and worried constantly about her family while they were all gone together at one time. She was an excellent homemaker, cook and quilter and was extremely proud of her family. In later years, when health concerns arose, several friends and family reached out to enable Garnet to remain in her home as long as possible. A special Thanks is extended to her personal health attendants: Doris Odegard, Annette Hysel and Dennis Franks; to the La Farge Clinic staff, to Bethel Home in Viroqua, to Vernon Memorial Hospice, and to Dr. Jim De Line.
Survivors include her son:
Carmen (Katie) Stout of Stoughton
two granddaughters: Debra (Monte) Stout-Tewalt of Westby
Sherri (Thomas) Stout-Olson of DeForest
four great grandchildren:
Brandon and Nikklas Tewalt
Alex and Taylor Olson
her daughter in law: Shirley Stout of Viroqua
Garnet’s lifelong special friend: Mary Lawton of La Farge
her siblings: Lucille (Donald) Harrison of Madison
Doris Stanek of Waterford
La Vern (Joanne) Campbell of La Farge
her brothers in law: Clarence Stout of Ontario
George (Darlene) Stout of La Farge
many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her husband, Garnet was preceded in death by her parents, by her brother Merton (Betty) Campbell; and in laws: Frances Stout, Genevieve Franks, Helen Purvis and Marvin Stanek.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the LA FARGE FREE METHODIST CHURCH. Pastor Mark Phillips and Bonita Dorschied will officiate and burial will be in the Star Cemetery. Friends may call at the SELAND HUSTON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 7 PM until 9 PM or at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00. The family suggests memorials be made to the La Farge Rescue Squad or to the La Farge High School Scholarship fund in lieu of flowers. The Seland Huston Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements