Dr. Larry R. Fout
1930 - 2020
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Larry R. Fout

Milwaukee - Dr. Larry R. Fout, MD, Captain USN, Retired, died peacefully on June 23, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI at his home with his wife, Jane, and daughter, Jill, at his side.

Larry or "Doc" was born February 15, 1930 as Larry Roy Fout, the son of Earl and Marilyn Fout, in Piqua, Ohio. He spent his formative years in northwest Ohio and graduated from Holgate HS. He graduated from Ohio Northern University (where Jill was born) and The Ohio State University Medical School. He was immediately commissioned in the United States Navy. He was a great athlete, especially in tennis (won every match in college and most matches in the Navy), fast-pitch softball (was one of the best pitchers throughout his schooling and naval career), and golf (won many awards). Doc continued his education at the Naval Air Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, FL as a Flight Surgeon and received a degree in Public Health at Tulane University. The Navy took the Fouts to Pensacola, FL; Guam; Chi-Chi Jima; Beeville and Dallas, TX; Olathe, KS; New Orleans, LA; Alameda and San Diego, CA (where he was the senior medical officer onboard the USS Ranger CVA-61); Kaneohe, HI (as Fleet Marine Force Medical Officer); and Great Lakes, IL (as Director of Clinical Services). His last two duty stations were as the Commanding Officer of the hospitals at Naval Stations Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Orlando, FL (where he retired in 1983). After retirement, Dr. Fout ran three hospitals and many clinics for Aramco Oil in Dharan, Saudi Arabia until late 1990. He moved back to northwest Ohio where he was a family practice physician and board member at the Defiance Clinic until late 2006. He retired to Hilton Head, SC where he saw patients for VIM (Volunteers in Medicine) until late summer 2016. Suffering a stroke in September 2016, Larry and Jane moved to be near family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; his daughter, Jill (Dan McElroy); grand-daughters, Molly (Dan Kroemer) and Kelly (Peter Fleming); and great-grandchildren, Kellan, Mac, Finley, and Lucy. He was a devoted husband (who celebrated his 71st wedding anniversary in January), beloved father, revered grandfather, and generous great-grandfather. Larry, literally, had close friends all over the world. Dr. Fout was a role model to many and deeply loved.

A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 10:30-11 AM at Schramka Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville with a Mass to follow at 11 AM. Captain Fout will be inurned, as a hero and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, at Arlington National Cemetery.






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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 29 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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12 entries
July 2, 2020
We were lucky to have him serve in are community. He was a kind hearted doctor. Thank you for your service to our community and our country . Kelly Shannon
Kelly Shannon
Acquaintance
July 2, 2020
Larry was a great physician, mentor, leader, and friend, as well as my golf buddy. God bless Jane and all family members, and may Larry rest in eternal peace.
Kerry and Sandi Knuth
Friend
July 1, 2020
I was one of Dr
Fouts caregivers. May he rest in peace. Prayers for his wonderful family.
Barbara De Berry, LCSW
Friend
July 1, 2020
I enjoyed just being around Dr Fout. I worked at the Defiance Clinic with him and my in-laws were friends of Larry and Jane so I saw him then. He was so personable and easy to be with. He was a special man.
Sue Heller
Friend
July 1, 2020
Dr. Fout was a GREAT Commanding Officer, Physician, and Teacher. I served with Dr. Fout in Orlando, l learned so much from him clinically.
He made me a better Corpsman. My prayers are with Jane and his family.
Randy Beers HMCM
Served In Military Together
June 30, 2020
He helped me so much as a doctor through my divorce. To guide me and pick up me up. He and Jane were great dental patients to talk to. And they came faithfully to our Ft Defiance Players productions. He was a very caring guy and much appreciated. Prayers for you and your family, Jane. ❤
Janice Johansen
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
Always the fierce competitor and great golfing buddy at Kettenring Country Club in Defiance, Ohio. May God bless him!
Jerry Bush
Friend
June 30, 2020
This is such sad news. Dr. Fout was my personal physician and my friend. I have missed him since he left us at the Clinic. He was so easy going and ready to help anyone. RIP Dr. Fout. Jane I am so sorry I know you will miss him terribly.
Joyce Whitman
Friend
June 30, 2020
Larry was a wonderful man. I am blessed to call him a friend. Jane I miss you and pray you are doing well. Rest in peace Larry, I am sure Dave was also there to greet you among all your other friends.
Ethel Stambaugh
Friend
June 30, 2020
Dr Fout was my Doctor and my friend. Great person Great man. He and Mrs Fout (Jane) were the best. Lots of laughs golfing with him. Prayers for him to the Family.
Tom Sauer
Tom & Vicki Sauer
Friend
June 30, 2020
I worked with Dr.Fout at Defiance Clinic, family practice. He was a great man and physician.He always had a smile. Prayers for you family at this time.
Cathy Fisher
Coworker
June 30, 2020
What a wonderful and kind man he was. I always enjoyed working with him. We still have Duffy, his boxer that we adopted at 6 months old.
LuAnn Froelich
Coworker
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