Justin Shoutz of Litchfield died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. He was 23.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Church of St. Philip, with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City.
Justin Allen Shoutz was born March 19, 1986, to Lloyd, Jr. and Irene (Young) Shoutz in Litchfield. He was baptized at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church. He grew up in the rural Kingston area and attended Litchfield schools, graduating from Litchfield High School in 2004. He continued his education at St. Paul College and graduated in 2008.
Justin worked as a union iron worker for Linco Fab and J & H Erectors. He enjoyed sports, especially hockey. He played high school hockey, floor hockey, broomball and even invented a form of hockey he called knee hockey. He also played softball and baseball. Justin's love for the outdoors was obvious in his enjoyment of hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and spending time at the lake. It was often difficult to pry him away from a game of cornhole. Justin was very mechanical and could strip a car down and rebuild it overnight, just in time to enter it in a demolition derby. His family and many friends will fondly remember him as a very kind, caring and fun-loving person who loved children.
Justin was preceded in death by his aunt and godmother Pamela Kuseske; cousin Trevin Gabrielson; uncle Rodney Young; great-grandparents Alexander and Genevieve Sinnett, Leo and Tresa Young, Ed and Katherine Rohrbeck, and Leslie and Signer Shoutz; and also his dog Max.
Justin is survived by his parents Lloyd, Jr. and Irene Shoutz; brothers James Shoutz and Joshua Shoutz, all of Kingston; fiancée Danielle DeSmith of Watkins, grandparents Lloyd and Sharon Shoutz, and Doug and Leona Young; godchildren Koda Shoutz, Arik DeSmith, and Jaxen DeSmith. He is survived also by many other relatives and numerous friends.
Arrangements by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home of Litchfield.