Anita Ann (Hahlbeck) Stout

  • Born: June 30, 1931
  • Died: December 24, 2019
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Anita Ann (Hahlbeck) Stout, 88, of Battle Creek died peacefully at Reflections Memory Care on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Anita was born June 30, 1931 in Arlington, Nebraska, the daughter of Alfred Albert and Helen Margaret (Warren) Halhbeck. She was raised in Arlington and was a 1949 graduate of Arlington High School. Anita was employed in the office at Teamster's Local #34 in Battle Creek for 20 years. After retiring, she volunteered for 18 years at the Calhoun County Circuit Court where she was known as "The General".

Anita married Richard E. Stout on July 17, 1960. Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on March 22, 2012. Surviving are her children, Kimberly A. "Kim" Stout, Kalli A. (Steve) Inman, six grandchildren, Patrick Bond, Natalie Bond, Cameron Pierce, Courtney Pierce, Megan (Robert) Dziewicki, Matthew Inman; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan (Loren) Hagerbaumer of Hooper, Nebraska; and special friends, Bill and Karen Snyder of Battle Creek. In addition to her husband, Anita was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Miles R. Stout, an infant son, Richard E. Stout, II; a daughter, Salli A Pierce; a sister, Eleanor; and a brother, Warren Hahlbeck.

Anita loved volunteering at the Calhoun County Circuit Court and helping families. She loved going to dinner and she enjoyed her friends. Anita will be remembered as a very generous person.

Per Anita's wishes, she will be placed in an urn with her husband, Richard at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Michigan Food Bank. Arrangements are by Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Susan: I didn't know your sister well, as she was older than 'us', but I want to convey my deepest sympathy to you. Sorry this is late, and I hope you still receive the message. It's sad - and more than sad - when so many of the immediate family pass from us. May God continue to grant you peace. Doni

Posted by La Donna (Doni) Brainarad - Omaha, NE - Family Friend   January 17, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. She was such a bright light at the court house. As a new attorney she was friendly and helpful and kind haven. She will be missed.

Posted by Lisa McNiff - Marshall, MI - Friend   January 07, 2020

Love You Aunt Anita. We had a lot of love and laughs. Thanks for all the great holiday gatherings.

Posted by Sarah Tankersley- Everett - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Family   January 05, 2020

I just read of Anita's passing, so sad to hear this. I did a summer of volunteer work at the courthouse with Anita, yes, she was the general and got things done. Loved her to pieces..she will be missed

Posted by MARLYN CASTNER - PORTAGE - Friend   January 05, 2020

Kim and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's always difficult when you lose a parent. Reading her obituary she sounds like she was a great humanitarian. She had a joyful life!

Posted by Judy Stevenson - Oshkosh, WI - Friend   January 02, 2020

I have known the entire Stout family for over 40 years. There are many many good memories and fun times that I had with all of them.

Posted by Todd Angood - Boardman, OH - Friend   December 31, 2019