The Obit For Harold Houck

Harold G. Houck
Published on January 10, 2010

Harold G. Houck, 78
July 7, 1931 – Jan. 8, 2010

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clear Lake for Harold G. Houck, age 78, of Clearwater who died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Rev. Peter Holm will officiate. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Clear Lake and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.

Harold was born July 7, 1931 in Miller, SD to Earl Clinton Houck and H. Margaret (Schnoor) Houck. He served in the Korean War, stationed in Alaska from 1949 – 1951. He pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league team in Florida.

Harold married Marlene Ness on Aug. 20, 1952 in Minneapolis. After raising their family in Hastings he moved the family to Briggs Lake. He was in the lumber yard and home construction and remodeling business for many years. Harold was an avid pool league player and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marlene of Clearwater; daughters and son, Sherrey (William) Lehn of Stanchfield, Garry (Mary Anne Hartneck) of Clear Lake, Wanda Doering of St. Cloud, and Diana (Buck) Kolstad of Zimmerman; six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Merle.