Don did not enjoy traveling. His home was the one place he most wanted to be, and his home was the house his parents built and in which Donald grew up. He and his wife Jane bought the house from his parents when they retired and moved to other quarters. Yet in spite of his love for his own environs, Don and Jane would travel to Indiana from time to time to visit us at the lake or in Tipton.
Don loved to fish and I spent many pleasant hours alongside him and his sister in that endeavor. But more than fishing, Don loved to be engaged in productive labor. Mr. Prout was a proud member of the International Brotherhood
Don was partial to pocket tees and as they were not always easy for him to find, these items were always welcomed gifts.
Don and Jane lovingly raised two children Bill and Karen, and in later life became doting grandparents to the next generation of Prout offspring.
In our bedroom, we have a beautiful and quite complicated desk that Don built as his senior shop project when he was in high school. As much as we cherish this piece of furniture, it is the love and friendship of this good man that we cherish most. He will be missed.
Donald Goodwin Prout March 4, 1936 - June 23, 2015, RIP