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Gary W. Houck, son of Ernest P. Houck and Rozella H. (Egland) Houck was born at home in Radcliffe on May 5, 1939. He attended the Radcliffe Community School and graduated in 1957.
Gary married Rita Ann Johnson on March 26, 1964.
Gary spent most of his life trucking and farming in the Radcliffe area.
He served on the Radcliffe School Board and Radcliffe Farmer's Co-op Elevator Board. Gary was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Elks and a retired member of the Radcliffe Fire Department.
On Monday, March 11, 2013 Gary Houck passed away at his home in Radcliffe.
Gary is survived by his wife Rita of Radcliffe, sons Jeff (Christine) of Inola, OK, Blaine (Rene) of Radcliffe, Trev (Kathy) of Radcliffe, and a daughter Darcy (Kevin) Kilpatrick of Rapid City, SD, twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his sister Marlene Helling of Story City.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Paul and Judy Houck, his mother-in-law Geneva Steinick and fathers-in-law, Norman Johnson and Robert Steinick, and his brother-in-law James Helling.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 15, at 10:30 am at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Gary will be buried at the Radcliffe Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Savior's Lutheran Drainage Tile Fund.
For more information and on-line condolences go to: www.boekefuneralhomes.com
Boeke Funeral Home
201 E. Minnie Radcliffe, IA 50230
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 14, 2013