Herman F. Stute Jr.
STUTE, HERMAN F., STUTE, JR., 76, a former Fort Worth City Councilman and retired mortgage loan broker, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at home after a 6 1/2 year struggle to recover from a stroke. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church at the corner of College Ave. and Elizabeth Blvd. where Mr. Stute was a member for over 42 years and will be officiated by Father David F. Klein and Father Burton A. Shadow. A reception will immediately follow the service at St. John's. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Dr. Jay Beckwith, Robert "Doc" Daughtery, Melvin Haas, Barton Head, Jim Hunt, C.R. "Brud" Pickett, William H. Quillin, and Harold Turney. Honorary pallbearers in respectful memory: Mr. Felix Ankele, Mr. Oakley Beight, Mr. Joe Holmstrom and Mr. George Montague. Honorary pallbearers: The Honorable Bob Bolen, Jack Ferris, Sam Frankenfield, John B. Garrett, Dr. Robert B. Hames, Ken Korges, Tino Sierra, Jack Speight and Norman Vick. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Happy Hills Farm Academy/Home, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048, Lena Pope Home, Inc. 3131 Sanguinet St., Fort Worth,Texas 76107-5336, St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 2401 College Ave., Fort. Worth, Texas 76110, Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or to a charity of choice. Herman Stute was born on June 10, 1928, and was a life long resident of Fort Worth. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended Texas Christian University for two years and Texas Tech for one year. He owned his own mortgage loan company for 49 years, before a major stroke forced him to retire in 1998. Herman was very active in business and civic organizations. Before running for the Fort Worth City Council, he served as Chairman of the Fort Worth Board of Adjustment. He served six years as City Councilman for District 9 and also as mayor pro-tem for the last two years. He served as chairman of Fort Worth Clean City, Inc., and The Fort Worth Sub Standard Building Committee. While on the City Council he served as President of Fort Worth Housing Corporation and Trinity Housing Finance Corporation. Herman served as President of Casa Amigos, Prevent Blindness, and the Fort Worth Chapter of The Air Force Association. He served as chairman of The Southside YMCA and The Fort Worth Air Power Council. His Board of Director positions included Metroplex YMCA, Casa Maana Musicals, Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant, The Fort Worth Library, Fort Worth Airpower Council, Osteopathic Health Foundation, Osteopathic Hospital, Texas Association of Mortgage Bankers, and The Fort Worth Aviation Heritage Museum. He served on the Vestry and as Junior and Senior Warden of St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a former member of The Moslah Temple Shrine Drum and Bugle Corp. He was a former member of Rivercrest and Colonial Country Clubs. Herman believed in giving back to the community and always gave 100% to any commitment he made. He was an eternal optimist and this never changed. He always had a smile on his face and cheered the lonely and ill. He loved people and was very fond of children and he never met a stranger. He always had a laugh and story for every occasion. Herman was a Christian and loved his God, country and family. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The family wants to thank Dr. Robert Hames and Dr. Jay Beckwith for their loving concern and for the many house calls to care for Herman. Herman was preceded in death by his father, Herman Stute; mother, Margaret L. Keller; son, Karl F. Stute; brother, William "Bill" Stute; sister, Elisa Wood; and stepson, Donald W. Humphreys. Survivors: Devoted wife of 41 years, Betty Stute; grandson, Dylan Stute of Sacramento, Calif.; nephews, Bill Stute and wife, Barbara, of Conway, Ark., and Herman Stute III of Laredo; niece, Martha Puig and husband, Dr. Puig of Houston; sister-in-law, Billie Stute of Laredo; and stepson, Winston Humphreys and wife, Pat, of Keller; step grandson, David Humphreys and wife, Tina, of Arlington. Greenwood Funeral Home 3100 White Settlement Rd Fort Worth, Texas (817) 336-0584