Celebration of Life
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Coach David Prout Soccer Excellence Award Fund
Life Story / Obituary
David Joseph Insoo (Joe) Prout, age 50, of Grand Haven, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 9, 2021, with his wife and daughter by his side after a long battle with stomach cancer.
David is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy (Keopatthavong) Prout and daughter; Alexandria Prout; sisters: Judy (Patrick) Kettring, Sarah (Sean) Rice, Abigail Prout; brother: Chris Prout; parents: Sandy and Robert Prout; aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was born in Seoul, Korea and was adopted at the age of 7. David grew up in Sterling Heights, Mi.
David (Joe) graduated from Stevenson High in Sterling Heights, Michigan in 1990 and received a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 1994. David (Joe) played football and soccer in High school and was All-State in football. He also played football at GVSU under Coach Brian Kelly as a wide receiver on a full athletic scholarship.
David was employed by Ottawa County for 25 years after graduating and started his career as an Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputy. He then transitioned into Friend of the court as a bench warrant investigator, helping families. David was dedicated to helping so many people as much as he could. David’s (Joe) passion was sports. David had such a presence in soccer along the lakeshore. David coached soccer for many years and coached his daughter’s soccer career. He would be at every game no matter what the condition and how far he had to travel. He also would attend any players game that he coached in goalie training and watch them play. It was something he truly loved and was so passionate about. He would always talk about the kids he coached and how much he cared for each one of them. David was a coach for the Grand Haven girls’ varsity soccer team for many years.
David loved his family and his life. He would always beam when speaking of his daughter Alex and how proud he was of her in soccer and all her accomplishments in school. Alex was David’s mini me. If he was hard on her, that’s because he only wanted the best for Alex. He loved Kathy unconditionally and everything he did, he did for his family. David would spend his time on his boat in the summer, grilling amazing food, hanging with his niece Sophia and the dogs, watching WWE and sports. The best thing that David loved most of all, was just being with Kathy, driving in the sports cars and heading to senior (55+) night at gun lake casino.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street in Holland. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Friday, December 17 and from 10-10:45 am, Saturday, December 18 prior to the service at the Mulder Chapel.