Delbert "Del" Prout

Born in Troy, NY
Born on Apr 23, 1942
Departed on May 7, 2022

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Delbert “Del” Charles Prout, Age, 80, passed away at Jones Regional Hospital in Anamosa, IA on Saturday, May 7, 2022 after a courageous battle with COPD and other underlying conditions.

A private inurnment will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Rodney Bluml officiating. Per Del’s wishes a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Del was born on April 23, 1942 in Troy, New York. He was the son of the late Charles Edward and Leah Audrey (Casey) Prout. After high school, he enlisted in the US Marines Corp and was stationed in CA and Japan. While in California he married Peggy Widener. After California, they moved to Conway, AR where they raised their family. While in Arkansas, Del ran a tire and auto shop as well as building spec houses. He was an active member of the VFW. In his younger years, Del enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1993, Del moved to Cedar Rapids, where he met and married Marlene Aldridge. Del and Marlene moved to Anamosa where they have lived for 25 years. Del worked for many years at Intermec as a Regional Service Manager until his retirement. After he retired in 2008, he enjoyed mowing at Fawn Creek Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing and most of his time was spent enjoying his family and friends.

Del recently celebrated his 80th birthday surrounded by family and friends. As of September, 19th of this year, Del and Marlene would have celebrated 25 years of marriage. 

Del was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish Del’s memory are his wife Marlene; his siblings, Flora O’Malley, Lori Ellis, and Brian Prout; his children, Charles (Tina) Prout, Ed (Dianna) Prout, and Heather Butler; his step-children, Kris (Keith) Hartley, Karen (Darin) Zahn, and Joe (Julie) Price. “Papa Dude” to his grandchildren, Bailey, Connor, Lilly, Sam, Olivia, Noah, Brooke Ann, Johnathan, Jillian, Jessica, Kole, and Karson. 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Jones Regional Hospital, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Anamosa.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Jones Regional Hospital for all the love and support they showed Del while he was in their care.