Phil Houghkerk

Phil Houghkerk

Titusville, FL

Phil Houghkerk, 91, of Titusville, FL, passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2013. He joined his beloved wife, Jeanne, who died in 2009.

Born in Painesville, Ohio on September 30, 1921, he served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was on the inaugural trip with Honor Flight Brevard to Washington DC in October 2010. A Titusville resident since 2002, he attended Park Ave. Baptist Church and was a member of the Genealogical Society of North Brevard.

He is survived by his daughter Carol Eilers (Terry) of Titusville; three grandchildren, Wendy Timms (Michael) of Hoschton, GA, Melissa Feller (Tom) of Greenville, NC, and Mark Eilers of Orlando and four great-granddaughters (Abigail and Emma Timms and Chloe and Celeste Feller).

A Celebration of Life service will be October 19 at 11 a.m. in the House of Ashkelon, 1651 S. Park Ave, Titusville.

Memorial contributions to Space Coast Honor Flight, P.O. Box 560975, Rockledge, FL or Hospice of St. Francis, 1250 Grumman Place, Titusville, FL.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 13, 2013