Richard Lee "Dick" Houchin
FUNERAL HOME
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home - North Platte
421 W. 4th St.
North Platte, NE
Richard Lee "Dick" Houchin, 80, of North Platte, passed away Nov. 30, 2021, at Great Plains Health. Dick was born on Oct. 30, 1941, to Jesse "Pete" Houchin and Doris Anderson in North Platte. Dick grew up in North Platte, tended bar at the Alamo Bar and traveled with a family amusement company. He married Julia French on Aug. 6, 1964, in North Platte. He worked for Diamond Engineering for many years, retiring as a foreman. He and Julia owned Eat-A-Bite restaurant in downtown North Platte. Dick continued to operate the café after Julia's death. Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing, and trapshooting became his passion later in life. He loved to tinker on small engines and motorcycles. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Doris Houchin; his wife, Julia Houchin; sisters, Karen McCown, Sharon Hernandez and Jeannie Houchin; and brother, Michael Houchin. Dick is survived by his two children, Jaimie (Vonnie) Houchin of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Janie (Scott Maddox) Houchin of Cozad; grandchildren, Daniele (Cory) Helie of Arvada, Colorado, Allison (fiancé, Kyle Novak) Baker of Axtell, Stefan (Allison Hardee) Baker of Callaway, Taylor Houchin of Chandler, Arizona, Colby (Aleah) Houchin of Keystone, South Dakota, Sawyer Houchin of Chandler, and Griffith Houchin of Rapid City; great-grandchildren, Reverie Helie, Marvel Helie, Avery Baker and Ledger Houchin; and numerous other family members and many friends. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Colby Houchin officiating. Inurnment will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. The service will be livestreamed via the Adams & Swanson Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend. Book signing will be from noon to 7 p.m., with family present 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Published by North Platte Telegraph on Dec. 5, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
10
Visitation
12:00p.m.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home - North Platte
421 W. 4th St., North Platte, NE
Dec
11
Service
11:00a.m.
NE
Dec
11
Inurnment
Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
NE
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THINKING OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME WISHING YOU COMFORT IN THE DAYS TO COME MEMORIES OF THOSE WE LOVE LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
BILLIE MOTSINGER
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December 11, 2021
He was a friend.
Doug Larson
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December 8, 2021
Janie, Jaimie and families-My sympathies to your family during this time. Know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.
Darrell Drullinger
December 5, 2021
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