Harry Bion Trout

April 22, 1941March 27, 2021

Trout, Harry Bion, 79, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, left us for his eternal home on Saturday March 27, 2021; surrounded by his loving family.

Harry was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 22, 1941. He lived in an orphanage and many foster homes until the age of five when he was adopted by Warren and Marian Trout of Grosse Pointe Woods.

He attended elementary school at Vernier School in Grosse Pointe Woods. He attended middle school at Windsor Mountain in Lenox, Massachusetts and high school at St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin (Class of ‘58, Delta Company). He proudly served in the United States Army 2nd Recon 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Harry attended college at the University of Michigan where he later received his Masters in Arts & Education. Upon receiving his Masters, Harry taught for 25 years in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Harry met his wife Susan Addy on a blind date on New Year’s Eve in 1966, they were married in November of 1967 and soon after added daughter Marian and son John to their family.

Harry was a member and past president of the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club and member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club; where he enjoyed his weekly dinners and brunches with friends and family and spending time on his boat. He will be remembered for his love of sports, horseback riding, boating on Lake St. Clair, driving his Corvette, his generosity, sense of humor and his love for his family, friends and pets.

Harry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan and son John Trout (Robin Hattey); loving granddaughters Madison McMillan (Christopher), McKenzie Frame, Ellie Frame, Hannah Trout (fiancee Derek Rasmussen), and son-in-law Matthew Frame (Melissa). Brothers-in-law Douglas Smith and Robert Addy (Karey), sisters-in-law Dee Steiman (Bob) and Mary Lynn Miller, his many nieces and nephews, his horse Snazzy, dog Spencer and his cat Ziva.

He is predeceased by his parents Warren and Marian Trout, his daughter Marian Frame, his sister Emma Catherine Smith and countless dogs, cats and horses.

Donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and the Wounded Warriors Project. A service will be held on April 19, 2021 at 10am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.


19 April

Memorial Mass

10:00 am

St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church

157 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

April 14, 2021

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Harry. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Harry's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Trout family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Harry.

Ruth Bradfield

April 13, 2021

Dear Sue & John,
I just learned about Harry’s death & am so very sorry about his passing! He was such a wonderful man in so many ways & he will be missed by everyone who benefitted from knowing him. My deepest condolences to you & to the grandchildren, too. I know so well the hole you are now experiencing, but take comfort in all of your loving memories of times together with Harry.

Declan Johnston

April 3, 2021

Harry was always a nice person. He was always filled with interesting conversations and he lived a great life. He was always nice to my brother and I and he will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family and close friends.

Michael Dennis

April 2, 2021

I met Mr Trout when he was President at the Hunt Club. He always had my back. He always look out for me while .I work there. Sorry for your lost . Michael Dennis.