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Charles Houtz

October 5, 1939 July 24, 2018
Charles Houtz
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Obituary for Charles Houtz

Charles Arthur Houtz, 78, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be at 12 Noon on Tuesday, July 31, at the Deer Park Community Church, with Rev. Paul Bladen, Pastor, officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the services. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Chuck was born on October 5, 1939 in LaSalle to Arthur Charles and Frances (Siemers) Houtz. He was a graduate of Ottawa Township High School class of 1957. Charles joined the United States Air Force in 1957 under the buddy system with three of his classmates. He married Sandra Lynn Zsizsik on June 22, 1963 at the First Evangelical United Methodist Church in Ottawa.  He farmed for 53 years and made his love for the land his life’s occupation. Chuck was a member of the Deer Park Community Church, was the past President of the Waltham Curling Club.  He was a member of the La Salle County Farm Bureau, and the Oglesby Elks #2360. His hobbies included Coffee Group at Joy and Ed’s, curling, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and farming. He is survived by his wife Sandra, one sister, Ruth Ann Clanin, of Toluca; 3 nieces, Susan (Danny) Monsour of Las Vegas, NV, Karen (John) Lund of Huntsville, AL, Debra (Rich) Drennen of Le Roy, IL; 2 nephews, James Clanin of Toluca, IL, Michael (Debbie) Clanin of Belvidere, IL; 7 great nephews, and 5 great-great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Deer Park Community Church or the Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.


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Visitation

Tuesday

31

Jul

10:00 AM 7/31/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/31/2018 12:00:00 PM
Deer Park Community Church

1103 N 2401st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

Deer Park Community Church
1103 N 2401st Road Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

31

Jul

12:00 PM 7/31/2018 12:00:00 PM
Deer Park Community Church

1103 N 2401st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

Deer Park Community Church
1103 N 2401st Road Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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