Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Wayne Shoutz of Grove City died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 75. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at the Augustana Memorial Chapel in Litchfield with Pastor Jim Hall officiating. Wayne Wilfred Shoutz was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Forest City Township, Meeker County, Minn. to Leslie and Signe (Knutson) Shoutz. He was baptized and later confirmed, and he received his education at the country school in Forest City. Wayne actively served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 11, 1956, to April 10, 1958. He married Sharon Lindquist Nov. 22, 1958, in Forest City. They had 10 children and 45 years of marriage. Sharon died Feb. 18, 2003. Wayne worked as a cement mason until retiring in 1985. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and violin-uke. He also enjoyed yodeling and singing for his children, especially enjoying old folk songs and "Strawberry Roan." Wayne liked to play cards, and he also enjoyed many outdoor activities, hunting for coon, deer and fox; fishing and camping. He looked forward to the annual family camping trip. He liked to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Sharon. He is survived by his children Scott Shoutz of Forest City, Kathryn (and Wayne) Pearson of Hutchinson, Tammy (and David) Housman of Litchfield, Randy (and Jan) Shoutz of Maple Grove, Todd (and Sara) Shoutz of Litchfield, Tina (and John) Young of Forest City, Heidi (and Jeff) Johnson of Litchfield, Lisa (and Matt) Dahl of Grove City, Jamie (and Tricia) Shoutz of Sauk Centre, Jennifer (and Dan) Floren of Litchfield; 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers and sisters Milton Shoutz of Eden Valley, Lloyd (and Sharon) Shoutz of Forest City, Ann Holmgren of Grove City, Peggy Knapp of Portland, Ore., Janice Bollin of Grove City, Carol (and John) Malharek of Litchfield, Sherry (and Walter) Knutson of Annandale; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Special music was provided by Melinda Zimmerman and JoAnn Irvin. Casket bearers were Jeremiah Shoutz, Samantha Shoutz, Kevin Young, Alex Young, Amanda Shoutz, and Ashley Shoutz. Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin.