Dr. David Clark GROUT

News Death Notice

GROUT, Dr. David Clark 74, of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and formerly of Dayton, died Feb. 24, 2014 at the Fairhaven Retirement Community, Whitewater, WI after an extended illness. He was preceded by his wife, Linda, of 43 years who died in 2008. Dr. Grout was the son of the late Dr. Gerald C. and Elinor (Bratten) Grout of Dayton. He was a 1957 graduate of Oakwood High School. He is survived by one daughter, Thea (Chris) Reeves of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and a son, Adam Grout of Madison, WI. He is also survived by a grandson, Benny David Reeves as well as a brother, Jim, of Dunnellon, FL and formerly of Huber Heights, OH. Dr. Grout is also survived by a sister, Ellen Calderini of Ann Arbor, MI and formerly of Dayton and a brother, Phil, of Finksburg, MD, formerly of Dayton. Dr. Grout was born in Dayton on June 13, 1939. While attending Oakwood High School, Dr. Grout was known as one of the fastest fullbacks in his football league, who as a sophomore ran a 10.0 second 100-yard dash. A serious knee injury cut short his athletic career. Dr. Grout attended Cornell University and was a member of the noted Cayuga Waiters singing group. He finished his premedical studies at Ohio Wesleyan University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Ohio State University. He completed his urology residency through Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Grout was a member of a 7-man, 72-day canoe expedition to the Arctic Ocean which crossed the Great Slave Lake and traversed the entire length of the Coppermine River which had never been accomplished prior to the 1961 trip. Dr. Grout maintained his urology practice for 35 years headquartered in Ft. Atkinson, WI. He was the first physician to serve on the board of Ft. Atkinson Memorial Hospital. He also served for several years on the board of the Jefferson Country Humane Society. Dr. Grout was a passionate outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, duck and pheasant hunting as well as perennial flower gardening. And he was an avid morel mushroom hunter who enjoyed this activity with his son, Adam. He and his wife, Linda, traveled throughout their lives together, especially enjoying the cities of New Orleans, San Francisco and Chicago. Above all else, Dr. Grout loved spending time with his family, including the family dogs, Cleo, Phoebe, Zelda, Chloe and Scarlet and cats, Gomer, Brutus, Maxwell, Anderson, Portia, Semantha and Chuck. David Grout's life is reflected in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote". . .to leave the world a better place than we found it whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded." Memorial donations may be made to the (www.alz.org) or the Humane Society of Jefferson County (www.hsjcwls.com)

Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 16, 2014