TROY - Robert F. Houser, 73, of Troy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence, in the loving care of his three girls. He was born on Jan. 15, 1940, in Piqua, to the late Robert E. and Doris (Schlosser) Houser. His wife, Judith A. "Judy" (Ritter) Houser, preceded him in death on March 9, 1995. He is survived by three daughters: Sandra (Bill) Rouse of Destin, Fla., Julie (Tom) Hufford of Troy, and Christina Bruner (Fiance Roger Schaeffer) of Troy; brother Larry Joe Houser of Fort Myers, Fla.; sisters Helen Kay Shaffer of Piqua, and Kathy Miller of Gulfport, Miss.; nine grandchildren; Lindsay, Ashley, Chris, Trenton, Shannon, Ashley, Tyler, Matthew and Taylor; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his second wife Carolyn.
Robert Houser was a member of the Franklin Lodge no. 14 F&AM, Amvets Post 88, VFW Post 5436, American Legion Post 43, Troy Fish and Game, and Troy Eagles Eerie 971. He was a retired machinist/CNC Operator from Trojan Manufacturing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Library, 419 West Main Street, Troy, OH, 45373.
Robert leaves numerous family and friends behind and as he always said, "A stranger is a friend I've never met."
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Feb. 3, 2013