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Duane D. Houser

September 21, 1926 ~ August 10, 2019 (age 92)

Butler – Duane D. Houser, 92, of Butler, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born September 21, 1926, in Pontiac, Michigan to the late George H. and Ruby M. (Martin) Houser.

Duane was a veteran of the United States Army.

He married Erma R. Weber on September 5, 1950, in Butler, and she passed away August 4, 2014.

Duane worked for several years as a local farmer. He then went to work for Tri-Wall in Butler and later owned and operated the Houser Greenhouse in Butler for over 20 years before retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the Hamilton Church of Christ. He also taught Sunday school and lead the singing in Butler for over 50 years.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Kathleen M. and Robert Boyd of Paradise, Texas, Judy K. and Orville Hess of Hulett, Wyoming, Douglas M. “Doug” and Corinne Houser of Waterloo, and Glenda S. Harlan of Mannford, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two siblings, Jerry Houser of Vicksburg, Michigan, and Dorothy Shy of Tehachapi, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Marna Moughler; and a sister-in-law, Mickie Houser.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Jeff Alexander will be officiating.

A private burial service will take place in Butler Cemetery.

Visitation also will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Child Evangelism Fellowship or the Hamilton Church of Christ.

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