Eloise Stout

April 13, 1928May 9, 2021

Eloise Stout, 93, of Holland, MI, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the Boersma Cottage, where she has been residing since 2015. Eloise was born April 13, 1928 in Berne, IN, the younger child of Rufus and Mary Soldner. After graduating from Indiana University with a registered nursing degree, Eloise married the love of her life, William “Bill” Stout, on October 24, 1953. 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. Eloise 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. Eloise was preceded in death by her brother Weldon Soldner in 1992 and her husband Bill in 2003.She is survived by her three children: Jim (Lisa) Stout, Dr. Thomas (Diane) Stout, and Nancy (Greg) Holmes; as well as 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. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Zeeland, MI on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:30pm. Visitation will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, with the celebration of life immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boersma Cottage of Resthaven, 280 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423. 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.



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Karen Blakley

May 15, 2021

I worked with Eloise at the Allegan County Health Department for a few years. She was a wonderful co worker and patient teacher to me when I was new on the job. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. So sorry for your loss.

Jeanette Cogswell

May 14, 2021

I fondly remember the times Eloise and I would go to Ladies Missionary Fellowship together. It was always a special time.
May the Love of God be with you and comfort you.

With sympathy, Jeanette Cogswell

Bob and Bertha Drew

May 12, 2021

We have many memories of times shared with special friends, Bill and Eloise. Countless were the games we played. Never to be forgotten were the fishing trips to Canada. We regret being unable to attend the service due to covid quarantine. May you all find peace and comfort from Jesus and the support of friends.

Kelsey Stout

May 11, 2021

Eloise Stout was my grandmother. Although unfortunately we didn't have a relationship in the later years of her life due to her dementia, I still have many great memories of her when I was young. She babysat me and my younger sister from our earliest years of life. I remember her taking care of me one time when I was sick and my parents were out, and not getting mad at me when I threw up on the couch. I remember another time when we stayed at her house while my parents were on vacation, and I laid crying in bed because I missed my parents, and she came into bed with me and my sister to comfort me. A few years after her husband passed away, I spent the weekend at her house, and we spent the time sight-seeing, playing games, and talking, and it was that weekend that I remember feeling the closest to her. Every Easter when I was young, we would go to her house and she would hide plastic colored eggs filled with money around her house, and it was always so much fun to hunt for them. She also made some of the best blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and pumpkin pies I ever had in my life. She was a very sweet, compassionate, and giving person who loved her family and loved caring for others, and I'm definitely lucky to have known her and to have had her as part of my family.

Janice DeJonge

May 11, 2021

Nancy, my sincere sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. It is comforting to know that her mind and body are restored by Him! Love and prayers.

Laurie Luke

May 11, 2021

Dr. Stout you have my deepest condolences.