Paul Dean Fouts, 89

Paul Dean Fouts, 89, of Wabash, died at 12:25 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Millers Merry Manor East in Wabash.

He was born March 27, 1932, in Chili, to Andrew Welcome and Margaret (Love) Fouts.

Paul married B. Marie Vance-Payne on April 12, 1953, in Denver. Marie passed away on April 23, 2018.

Paul "Dean" graduated from Chili High School in 1950 and was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at Container Corporation for 47 years, and after retiring, he loved being a mower at Honeywell Golf Course for several years. During his high school years, Paul was an avid basketball and baseball player. To this day, he stood true to his Indianapolis Colts.

He is survived by his daughter Beverly (Jon) Vanderpool of Wabash; six grandchildren, Wendy (Toby) Holsman of Fishers, Dr. Nathan Vanderpool of Berlin, Germany, Angela (Josiah) Cazares of Indianapolis, Jacob Fouts and Margie (Jake) Roller, both of Loganpsort, and Andrew Watcher of Lowell, Indiana; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Dean Fouts, grandson Eli Fouts, and siblings, Billy Fouts and Judy Fouts Stroud.

Per Paul's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held. The family will receive friends in Paul's memory at a Celebration of Life Service at Christ United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family has asked for donations to Wabash Area Community Theater Building Fund, Po Box 840, Wabash, IN 46992.

The memorial guestbook for Paul can be signed online at

Posted on 2022 Mar 22