He was born on September 26, 1946, son of Howard and Evelyn (Fuhs) Klotzbuecher. Krout graduated from Manawa High School in 1964 and then enlisted and served in the US Navy from 1964-1968. He worked as a welder at Titan Industries, until he retired in 2011.
Krout is survived by his children: daughter, Sheri (Jason) Bailey and their children, Sydney and Gibson; son, Jason (Lana) Klotzbuecher, and their children, Alexi and Wesley and son, Peter Klotzbuecher; mother, Evelyn Klotzbuecher; siblings, Daryl (Linda) Klotzbuecher, Larry (Lynn) Klotzbuecher, Randy (Connie) Klotzbuecher and Karen (Chris) Haines and Betty (Roenz) Klotzbuecher, the mother of his children. Krout is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Krout was preceded in death by his father, Howard and grandson Brady Bailey.
The memorial service for Krout will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Nathan Reichle officiating. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9:30- 11:30 a.m. directly at the church on Wednesday. The Cline Hanson Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa is serving the family.