Bent John Pouttu | Information, Sports activities, Jobs
ELO – Bent John Pouttu, 79, of Elo, died on January 13, 2021 in Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico, from a stroke.
A resident of Elo for 30 years, John has spent the winter in Mexico since retiring as a carpenter. He was born on April 22, 1941, in Highland Park, to Pentti Esa Pouttu and Hilda Narhi Pouttu, each from Finnish pioneer households in Elo.
The primary of six youngsters (all sisters), John attended John A. Doelle College in Tapiola and moved with the household to Casper, Wyoming, in 1951. After graduating from Natrona County Excessive College in 1959, he attended Casper School, the place he was the varsity’s mascot, the Thunderbird.
He was lively within the mountaineering membership, finally climbing all the nice peaks of North America. He graduated from the College of Wyoming with a educating assistant in Spanish and continued his research in political science at Colorado State College.
John fell in love with Latin tradition on analysis journeys to Latin America and finally grew to become an professional on indigenous Mesoamerican cultures. John taught Spanish in numerous colleges, lived in France and Canada, then returned to Elo and married Deanna Paul.
After the delivery of his youngsters, Matt (1974) and Myla (1975), he moved to Boulder, Colorado, for 5 years, the place he labored on constructing customized properties designed by architect Charles Haertling. John returned to lift his youngsters in Elo.
He was a grasp carpenter, studied marine development in Seattle, labored as a marine engineer in Alabama, and constructed a Bahamian skiff in Alabama that received first prize at a ship present. He was a talented designer, driver and automobile mechanic. Customized initiatives embrace a park sculpture honoring Heartling in Boulder Colorado and guitars in Paracho, Mexico. A pure musician, John himself discovered to play a number of devices together with guitar, accordion, harmonica, and computerized harp (kantele), singing and taking part in American and Mexican people music at festivals and of gatherings.
He liked climbing, tenting and fishing and might be remembered for his adventurous spirit, mental curiosity, attention-grabbing conversations, humorousness and love of music. His many initiatives in wooden, stone and concrete will stay so for generations.
Bent John Pouttu is survived by one sister, Helen Cooke; one son, Matt Pouttu; grandchildren, Tia and Ethan; and her daughter, Myla Haider; grandson, Adam; an aunt, Lillian Pouttu; 13 nieces and nephews; and lots of cousins.
A memorial gathering is deliberate for family and friends from 2 p.m. to five p.m. on Might 29, 2021 in Tapiola.