Wayne Foster Kroutil
Wayne Foster Kroutil passed away on January 4, 2020 in Hilmar, California. He was 89 years old. Born on the family farm on June 2, 1930 in Glencoe, Oklahoma, Wayne lived in many parts of the United States, Canada and also enjoyed working overseas. He went to Eureka School in Glencoe, Oklahoma and then graduated with an agricultural engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He continued on with a Master's degree and eventually earned his PhD from Colorado State University.

He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 in France. He worked as a design engineer for several organizations including International Harvester and Allis-Chalmers. His passion was teaching and he taught as a professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and State University of New York, Alfred. He took many overseas assignments on various projects in Ghana, Egypt, Samoa and Brazil. He was a gifted engineer and talented organizer.

He was married to Carolyn Mattoon and had two children, David Wayne Kroutil of Hilmar and Paula Jean Clanahan of Oklahoma City. Subsequent marriages were to Marian Helen Cox and Willene Huneycutt. He had two children, 8 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He enjoyed sports and played basketball with great skill. He held a state record for javelin and shotput during his college years. He loved aviation and had a private pilot's license. He shared that love of flight with his son and grandson. He is also a dedicated Christian and attended the Church of Christ where he was faithful.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Tony and Elizabeth Kroutil and a younger brother Louis Jean. He is survived by his son David Kroutil (of Hilmar), daughter Paula Jean and a nephew Rodney Kroutil.

No services will be held.
Published on January 8, 2020


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David Kroutil
Jan 08, 2020
While we will forever miss our father, grandfather and great grandfather, we cherish the many fond memories we have of the best times with him. He started from humble beginnings and spent much of his life learning and helping others.

We will miss you, but you are still close to us!
Jan 04, 2020