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Kenneth R. Houck

March 20, 2018


Delia—Kenneth R. Houck, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

He was born  June 21, 1936 at rural Delia on the same farm that he lived on all of his life, the son of Leroy and Elsie W. Jacobson Houck.  Kenneth graduated from Delia High School in 1954.

Kenneth was a farmer and stockman.  He was a member of the Delia Presbyterian Church where he had served as an elder.  He was a member of District No. 3 I.H. Collectors Club, the KFHA (Kansas Fur Harvester Association) and a past member of the Delia Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

On August 17, 1974 he was united in marriage to Linda Winkler at Tecumseh, She survives of the home.  He is also survived by his son, Chris Houck, Delia.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Delia Presbyterian Church, Delia, Kansas.  Interment will be in the Delia Cemetery.  Mr. Houck will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 28th at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Presbyterian Church or to Midland Care and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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9 thoughts on “Kenneth R. Houck

  1. Linda & Chris,
    We are so saddened to see Kenny pass, but did not want him to suffer any more either. He was a great man, friend & neighbor for many years! He will be sorely missed by the whole community & especially by all who had the great opportunity to have known him. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Sending our deepest condolences. The Jacobsen’s ~ Jack & Pearl, Dale, Carolyn, Randy, Shane, Chad & families ~ Sis & Wilbur Stum, Jr, Mick, Tami & Haylie Jo Stum

  2. Sending love and prayers to you, Linda and Chris, that you will find peace and comfort knowing Kenny is with Our Father.
    Gods Blessings,
    Jacy & Sue Booth
    Jordan, Blaaze, Andraya

  3. Dear Linda and Chris,

    I am very saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. When I was a child and young adult I remember visiting with Elsie and Kenneth on their farm when coming to visit my grandparents. He also came to Illinois to visit Mom and Dad when they were elderly and no longer able to travel. Being Mom’s cousin, a special one indeed, he was always there for Mom, Dad and Grandma whenever they needed assistance. I will always be very grateful to him and you for all the kindnesses shown. May he be at peace in his eternal home.


  4. Knew Kenneth as a member of the “Winkler” family thru his marriage to Linda. We enjoyed his wit and fellowship at prior Winkler family reunions. Our thoughts are with the family, especially Linda and Chris.

  5. Dear Linda,
    Please accept my sympathies. I always liked Kenny and looked forward to seeing him at the Delia High School reunions. God bless you.

  6. Dear Houck family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss and hope you’ll accept my condolence and deep regrets and I’d like to share where I found help at such a time as this when I lost my entire family to this enemy death. I found much hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Iaiah25:8 we’re told this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. With these scriptures and others I’m able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time. Please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. I hope to hear from you.
    Sincerely, GM

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