Dustin A. “Devil” Cloute


Dustin Allen “Devil” Cloute passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Tri-County Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dustin was born November 20, 1973, in Fort Atkinson, to William Cloute and Ann (Peterson) Anderson. He graduated from Whitehall Memorial High School in 1992. Following his high school graduation, Dustin joined the Wisconsin National Guard, where he attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. His service ended in 1996.

Dustin welcomed two daughters into the world in 1997 and 1999. He married his beloved wife, Nicole (Kurth) Cloute, October 4, 2014, and together they have three beautiful children.

For most of his working life, Dustin was a truck driver, mostly doing long hauls until he started working for Greenleaf in Taylor. In his free time, Dustin loved to throw darts, and in his words he “was pretty good.” The friendships he made through this hobby meant the world to him, and he cherished them til the very end. Fishing was a huge passion for him. He could spend hours on the lake waiting for that perfect catch. His favorite thing to fish for was Musky. Dustin was also an avid sports fan, and loved all the Wisconsin teams.

Dustin is survived by his beloved wife, Nicole; children: Ivy (Sean) Larson of Whitehall, WI, Erin (Bailey Anderson) Cloute of Taylor, WI, Jessalyn Cloute, Caleb Cloute and Karissa Cloute at home; father, William Cloute of Lake Mills, WI; sisters: Patricia Peterson of Eau Claire, WI, Lisa (Grady) Cloute-Fritz of Johnson Creek, WI; paternal grandmother, Pearl (Mueller) Cloute of Winter Haven, FL; father-in-law, Henry Kurth of Independence, WI; mother-in-law, Mary (Ralph) Kurth of Independence, WI; brother-in-law, Brandon (Lyndsey) Kurth of Independence, WI; step-father, Kenneth (Betty Peterson) Anderson of Black River Falls, WI; step-brother, Keith (Melissa) Anderson of Baraboo, WI; step-sister, Kim (Aleks) Vildberg of Mukwonago, WI; and several nieces, nephews and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann (Peterson) Anderson; step-mother, Jill (Manske) Cloute; sister, Angela Cloute, maternal grandparents, Arthur and Angeline (Sleeter) Peterson; and paternal grandfather, Ronald Cloute.

Services will be held June 11, 2022, at Grand Occasions in Osseo, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., and food to follow. In lieu of floral tributes, the family asks that you consider a donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The family would also like to thank the Trempealeau county sheriff’s department and the Gundersen Lutheran tri-county emergency medical staff for their assistance and care.

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