Ralph Allen Stout II, 77 years of age, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his son's home in Inavale, Nebraska. He was born on February 20, 1936 in Wilbur, Washington to Ralph Allen, I and Elizabeth (Mills) Stout. Ralph was a graduate of Franklin and earned a Bachelor's degree from Chino College, Chino, California, and was a college basketball player. Ralph continued his education at Chadron State College, Hastings College and a Master's from Kearney State College, at Kearney, Nebraska. Ralph served in the United States Army from 1955 thru 1957 and played basketball for the Army. He returned to Nebraska and taught and coached basketball and volleyball at Stanton, Shelton, Columbus, St. Cecilia, Hastings, and Hastings High School before going to South Side High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he retired.
Ralph is survived by his wife - Anne; 4 daughters - Michelle, and husband, Joe Strickland of (Inavale) Red Cloud, Nebraska, Mary Margret, and husband, Donald Phillips of Lincoln, Nebraska, Monique Moore of Franklin, Nebraska, Mia Redd of Glendale, California; son - Merle, and wife, Patricia Stout of (Inavale) Red Cloud, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Marjorie.
Memorial Services will be held at 4:30 pm Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin with Rev. Nancy Leonard officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Cremation has taken place but a register book will be available to sign from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, April 15, 2013 with from to in the Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Memorials may be left with the funeral home in charge. Condolences may be left online at www.hutchinsfh.com. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin in charge of arrangements.