William E Prout

March 23rd, 1936 to February 2nd, 2013

William Edgar Prout Jr., 76 of Port Huron Township, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in Port Huron Hospital.

He was born March 23, 1936 in Port Huron to the late William and Florence Prout. He married the love of his life Margaret A. Horn on April 4, 1959 in St. Joseph's Church, Port Huron.

Mr. Prout was a 1954 graduate of St. Stephen's High School, where he played high school football. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Eastern Michigan University and taught four years at Monroe Catholic Central High School. He retired in 2000 after 36 years as a science teacher with the East China School District. He was a dedicated father and grandfather, who loved hunting, fishing, camping and his grandchildren. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret; four sons, William (Tammy) Prout III of Fort Gratiot, Aaron Prout and Martin (Paula) Prout, both of Port Huron, and Lawrence (Kathryn) Prout of Howell; two daughters, Mary Rachel (Michael) Dupuis of Kalamazoo and Sarah (Christopher Rennie) Prout of Port Huron; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and special friend Leonard (Susan) Goulding of Port Huron.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 in St. Joseph's Church. The Reverend Brian Cokonougher will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.

Memorials may be made St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul.

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