Dorothy Mae Hout, age 93, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas, IA. Dorothy was born on May 19, 1924, to Cecil and Iris (Essick) Johnson. She grew up in the Marathon area and attended rural Pocahontas County Schools. Dorothy was confirmed at the American Lutheran Church in Lytton, IA on November 14, 1943. On September 9, 1941, Dorothy married the love of her life, Percy Hout in Jackson, MN. They were blessed with four children: Linda, Jerry, Jim and Judy.
Dorothy and Percy made their home in the Fonda/Jolley area, where they farmed. Dorothy loved being a wife, homemaker, and mother and she took pride in working by Percy’s side on the farm. They later retired in 1986 and moved to Sac City. In her free time, Dorothy did cleaning and enjoyed crocheting and baking. She was a mother to many and was always helping those in need. She had a warm heart that reflected her personality with her common saying of “bless your heart”. Dorothy will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Linda (Francis) Madsen of Pocahontas, IA, Jerry (Kathy) Hout of Sioux Falls, SD; son-in-law Bruce Theesfeld of Grundy Center, IA; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Helene Johnson of Lake City, IA; and many extended family members and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by parents; husband Percy; son Jim Hout; daughter Judy Theesfeld; granddaughter Abbie Marie Hout; and siblings: Darrell, Harry, and Allen Johnson and Elnora Larson.