Dale Houck

Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Prayer Service


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home- Nokomis Location

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Dale Houck, 92, of rural Witt, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Houck was a farmer and Korean War Veteran.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM at Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis. Private family graveside services will be held on Friday, December 7th at 10:00 AM at Kettelkamp Cemetery in Nokomis with Woodside Church Leader Randy Goodman officiating.

Mr. Houck was born on May 11th, 1926 in Audubon Township to William J. and Anna E. (Adams) Houck. He was graduated from Nokomis High School in 1944. Upon graduation, Dale worked on the family farm. He married Marilyn J. Mayfield on November 19, 1950 in Greenville, and she preceded him in death on August 5th, 2002.

Dale entered the U.S. Army in January, 1951 during the Korean Conflict and served in active duty as a Construction Engineer and Heavy Equipment Operator with the 32nd Group in Korea until October, 1951 when he was called to return home and manage the family farm due to his father’s unexpected illness and eventual passing in December , 1951. In addition to farming, Dale continued his military service in the Army Reserves until November, 1957.

Mr. Houck was a member of Woodside Community Church of rural Fillmore where he served as Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher for many years. He was also a dealer for Archer Oil and Dekalb Seed Corn for several years, and he served on the Nokomis Community Unit #22 School Board and as Republican Precinct Committee Representative in Witt.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dale was preceded in death by his sister Irene and brother Frank. He is survived by his sons Larry (wife Heidi) Houck of Irving and Bill (wife Alana) Houck of St. Charles, Missouri and daughters Linda (husband Stephen) Johnston of Nokomis and Sandy (husband Kevin) Leitheiser of Hillsboro. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Memorials are directed to the Woodside Community Church and the American Heart Association.


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   Posted Tue December 04, 2018

Jim & Cindy Lawrence
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Dale was a great guy.

Tom & Chris Ehmlet
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Bill, Alana and Family:

We are so sorry for your loss.

Dennis & Sue Aumann
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Dale was a great guy enjoyed talking with him

Victoria Vogt
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Victoria Vogt and Chris Thomas .

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Connie Shryock
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Dear Sandy and family, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss!

Jim Kimbro
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.

Scott Erickson - Knox County Clerk
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Sandy and family,

So sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. We are all so sorry for your loss!

vi frazier carey
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
sorry to hear about your dad bill may god bless you and your family

Stephanie Kincaid
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Sandy and Family,

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a sweet man and I am sure will be missed by all of you. Loving thoughts to all.

Andrew Ryan
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018


Sandy, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I wish you and your family all the best. Sincerely, Drew Ryan. ES&S

Mindy Garrett
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Mindy Garrett, Schuyler County Clerk

Brad and Linda Collins
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
So sorry to hear about your dad passing away. He was such a great guy. We'll miss seeing him... Prayers for the family!

Paul and Julie Kiefer
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Our sympathy to the families. May you be comforted by all the wonder memories you have been blessed with.

Carroll and Joann Johnson
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Dear Houck Family,
Our sympathy to you on your loss. We know Dale will be greatly missed.

Pam and Garry Williamson
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
Sandy & Kevin & Larry & Heidi families,
Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your father and father-in-law & grandfather. What a wonderful life to live to the age of 92, know you all will miss him.
With Sympathy, Pam & Garry Williamson

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