Duane E. Stout

Duane E. Stout, 73, a resident of Westchester and a former longtime resident of Riverside, died Oct. 2, 2020.

Mr. Stout was born Dec. 13, 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Public Health Services. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander while serving in the U.S. Public Health Services Reserves and was retired as a pharmacist from the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. 

He was a distinguished chemist and pharmacist, a docent at the Field Museum in Chicago for over 15 years and a volunteer with the village of Riverside’s Forestry Division.

As a U.S. Public Health Service Reserve Officer, Mr. Stout did tours of duty on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the FCI Ray Brook Federal Prison in Ray Brook, New York and a migrant farm workers clinic in Yakama, Washington.

Mr. Stout was the husband of Christine (nee Matousek) Stout; the father of Curtis (Janet) Nekovar, Melody Johnson and Keri Nekovar; and the grandfather of Nicole (Ray) Dalrymple, Morgan, Nicholas and Benjamin Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Stout and Golda “Judy” (nee Lewis); his half-brother Donald (Virginia) Stout and his brother Ronald (Breda) Stout. He was the uncle of Kieran (Tammy) Stout and Keara (Annie) Stout-Mousel. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all services will be private with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. 

Donations in Duane’s memory would be appreciated to the Field Museum of Chicago (www.fieldmuseum.org) or mailed to the Field Museum of Chicago, 75 Remittance Drive, Suite 1093, Chicago, 60675. 

Arrangements were handled by The Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, director.