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Alvin Houck

Alvin Houck obit photoAlvin Houck, age 86, of Huron, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.  His funeral service was Thursday, March 18th at 2:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Crippen officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Military rites was given by the Huron Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

Alvin E. Houck was born June 21, 1923, to William F. and Mary (Rawstern) Houck at Huron.  He graduated from Wolsey High School in 1941.

Alvin joined the United States Navy on May 8, 1945, and was honorably discharged September 20, 1945.

He farmed in the Broadland area until January 1956, when he began employment with Wilson Truck System.  For fifty years, Alvin was in the freight business, from freight deliveries, to office manager to terminal manager.  He was terminal manager for American Freight System for five years, and sales representative for Lewis Truck Lines and Rude Transportation until his retirement in 2008.

Alvin was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church.  He was also a life member of the American Legion and a member of the Huron Area Senior Center.  Alvin loved sports, square dancing and music of most kinds.

On  July 28, 1959, Alvin married Opal Brant Pastian at Huron.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Mueller in 2006; and three brothers, Ivan and Elmer in infancy and Cecil in 2004.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Opal of Huron; one step-son, Ruben Pastian, Jr. of Naples, Florida; two step-daughters, Lou Ann Walker of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Morgan Welles of Beaver, Oregon; one daughter, Linda Stanfill of Kansas City, Missouri; one son, Dennis Houck of Huron; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Bob (Peggy) Mueller of Huron; a special nephew, Don (Lois) Houck of Wolsey; and many other nieces and nephews.

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