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Earl Lee Houin

November 28, 1946 — December 3, 2003

Lifetime Marshall County resident, Earl Lee Houin, 57, died at his 12th Road residence, at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Earl died, as he had wished, at home in the company of his devoted family and with Hospice care.

Born in Argos on November 28, 1946, Earl was the son of Leo R. and Mary Jane Johnson Houin. His mother died on May 29, 1980. His father Leo and step-mother Marilyn E. Bules Houin of Plymouth, survive.

Earl was a 1965 graduate of Plymouth High School.

On June 1, 1973, in Plymouth’s St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Earl and Susan K. Lemler were married. A member of the church, Earl served as a Lector for many years.

He was a lifetime farmer and worked partime with the Dick Bean Accounting Service for over 20 years.

In addition to his wife Susan, his father and step-mother, Earl is survived by one sister, Louise A. and Gary Webster, Noblesville, Ind., and seven brothers. They are: Dr. Raymond E. and Eileen Houin, LaPorte, Ind.; Allen L. Houin, Kenneth R. and Jan Houin Plymouth; Marvin L. and Diane Houin, Bremen; Dr. Herman P. and Connie Houin, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.; Mark A. and René Houin, Kevin L. and Tammy Houin, all of Plymouth.

Carol E. Lemler, Bourbon, Earl’s mother-in-law, survives also, with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his mother, an infant sibling and a step-mother, Marjorie Michel Houin who died December 15, 1982.

Family and friends are invited to the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, to celebrate the life of Earl on Friday, December 5, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Earl on Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 10 A.M. in St. Michael Catholic Church, 625 N. Center St., Plymouth. The Rev. Father William Kummer, pastor, will be the celebrant.

Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial gifts to honor Earl’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice or St. Michael School.
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