Eloise Stout, 93, of Holland, Michigan passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the Boersma Cottage, where she has been residing since 2015. She was born April 13, 1928, in Berne to Rufus and Mary Soldner. After graduating from Indiana University with a registered nursing degree, she was married October 24, 1953, to the love of her life, William “Bill” Stout.
She was a devoted wife and mother and spent a long and fulfilling career serving others. An avid sports fan, she was loyal to her alma mater and eventually became a huge Michigan State supporter as well. She spent countless hours watching her children and grandchildren compete in various sports arenas, a pastime that brought her great joy. She also enjoyed baking for loved ones, and family and friends alike were regular recipients of her culinary delights. Most importantly, she had a strong faith and loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her two sons, Jim (Lisa) Stout; and Dr. Thomas (Diane) Stout; daughter, Nancy (Greg) Holmes; six grandchildren, Kara (David) Fox; Brad (Elena) Stout; Kelsey (Sachin Phanse) Stout; Ashley Holmes; Allison Stout; and Bryan Holmes; and three great-grandsons, Callahan, Tucker and Rory Fox.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; and brother, Weldon Soldner in 1992.
Visitation was two hours prior to the 12:30 p.m. celebration of life service Friday, May 14 at First Baptist Church in Zeeland, Michigan.
Memorials may be made to Boersma Cottage of Resthaven, in care of Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland, MI 49424.
Our family is beyond grateful for Pam Laarman and the entire staff of the Boersma Cottage for loving and caring for Eloise so exceptionally well over the years.