No. 110: Tim Stout

Our friend and fellow modeler Tim Stout passed away on December 19th.  He was 52.


Above.  Here is Tim, on the left in the blue shirt, with Dave Roeder at the 2014 St. Louis RPM meet.  Tim was the Gateway Division Superintendent at that time.

Tim was an active member of the NMRA Gateway Division, serving in many positions over the years, including Division Superintendent.  He was a very active and enthusiastic modeler and railfan.  He was a lifetime member of the Litchfield Train Group and helped maintains the club’s large HO scale layout in Litchfield, Ill.

Tim helped with St. Louis RPM over the years, mainly as part of the NMRA Gateway Division team that provides support during the meet.  He helped us set up, work the front desk, and did a variety of other tasks. 

Here is Tim, below, working on models with Dave Schroedle at the 2013 St. Louis RPM.


I wasn’t able to attend the service, but it was noted at the service that:

  • Tim ran track at Decatur High School, and later ran track at Milligan University, a small Christian College in Tennessee.
  • Tim was an industrial engineer and held patents with Phillips.
  • Tim and his family had horses and rode frequently.
  • Tim also sky dived and loved to bowl.
  • Tim was an excellent water skier.

The funeral was held on Saturday, December 22nd in Mt. Olive, Ill.  He was laid to rest on December 26th at Graceland-Fairlawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Tim was a good man.  We spent a lot of time together at NMRA meetings, and had a lot of laughs.  I’ll miss him.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  – Romans 8:38-39


One thought on “No. 110: Tim Stout

  1. That’s very sad to hear, John. 52 is much too young, but God knows our days. Some of us have a little more vapor than others but we’re all destined for the same end. I read Tim’s obituary and it seems he had faith in God. May he rest in eternal life and may his family be comforted in that knowledge.


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