SHELLSBURG: Daniel Dean “Grubby” Garoutte, 75, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Graveside Military Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg with military rites conducted by the Ray and Virginia Boyer American Legion Post # 166 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Shellsburg American Legion Post #166. The family also request casual attire for those attending the services and reception to follow at the Shellsburg Legion Hall. Phillips Funeral Home – Vinton is in charge of arrangements; online condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
Daniel Dean Garoutte was born February 2, 1943 in Correctionville. Thomas and Margaret (Boyer) Garoutte adopted young Dan around the age of 7. He graduated from Sioux City East High School where he held the school record for the mile run for many years. Dan served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division and was honorably discharged in 1966. “Grubby”, as he was known to everyone he met, was a member of the Sioux City 4 Wheelers and enjoyed racing jeeps off road, hill climbs, and mud drag races. Grubby was a member of the Boilermakers Local #83 Union since 1977 and retired in 2002. He was a member of the Ray and Virginia Boyer American Legion Post #166 of Shellsburg.
Grubby is survived by his son, Tim (Jennifer) Garoutte of Columbia, TN; his long-time companion, Nancy Wright-Clapson of Quebec, Canada; two adoptive daughters Lori (Ed) Kennedy of Indianola and Jennifer (Jason) Adams of Newton; and two step-children, Mike (CariAnn) and Jon Bruns of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Garoutte; his wife, Vickie Garoutte; his brother, Patrick Garoutte; his adoptive daughter, Karen Coates; and his step-daughter, Ellen Prochaska.