Obituaries

Andrew John Stout

April 3, 1973 - October 4, 2019

Andrew “Andy” John Stout, peacefully passed away at home on Friday October 4, 2019, after his courageous battle with cancer.  A battle he fought with positivity and bravery until the very end.

His dad, John, mom, Laurie and brother, Charlie, were with him, as well as the love, thoughts and prayers of his friends and family.

Andy was born with a well-developed sense of humor on April 3, 1973 in Naperville, Illinois, where he grew up and graduated from Saints Peter and Paul School and Benet Academy.   He continued his education, graduating from Purdue University with degrees in Communication and Theatre, and received a Master’s degree in Theatre from Northern Illinois University.  His completion of stunt training led to his pursuit of an acting and stunt-work career.  His work included a Dairy Queen commercial, a music video, an outdoor drama in Ohio, and a show at Six Flags in St. Louis.  While married, he became a firefighter/ EMT for North Aurora Fire Department in Illinois, and earned an additional degree and worked in the computer field. He was also blessed with his two beautiful children, Rowan and Callum.

There has never been a dad who exhibited more patience, and who made every precious day spent with his children more enjoyable. From carnivals to video games to swimming in grandma and grandpa’s pool, every day was a fun-filled adventure.

Within the past few years, he re-discovered his passion for sharing his knowledge of acting and theatre. He inspired his students at Kishwaukee College with his unique ability to make his classes fun, yet educational.  He also worked several stunt jobs on Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, APB, and a few movies.

Andy’s good humor and endurance during his cancer appointments and treatments, was appreciated by his entire medical staff, and he was rewarded by going out to innumerable dining establishments with his chauffeur and lunch buddy…his mom.

He was so very grateful for the benevolence of the North Aurora Firefighters Association and “Budda’s Brotherhood Foundation”, as well as his close friends who started his Go Fund Me accounts and hosted the “Save Stoutman” fund raiser. These acts of kindness and generosity alleviated financial concerns and allowed Andy to enjoy the short time he had with us.   

In addition to his mom, dad and brother, Andy is survived by his grandma Belva, the joys of his life Rowan and Callum, the mother of his children, Sarah, and all of his family and dear friends. 

Per Andy’s request, there will be no funeral services at this time… just a big “CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE PARTY” to be held at a later date.

Andy’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ROBERT H. LURIE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute to help assist in finding a treatment or cure for Glioblastoma Multiforme.

https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/brain-tumor/donate/

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