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Harold Ray Houser, 87, Peru, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Blair Ridge Health Campus following a recent cancer diagnosis. He was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Peru, to Delmer and Doris Houser.
He shared his childhood with one sister, Wilma (Miller). After graduating from Peru High School in 1947, he attended a trade school in St. Louis, Missouri, learning the craft of tool and die making.
On Oct. 1, 1952, he married Mary Lynn Wilson. Their marriage spanned 67 years.
He was employed at various factories in Peru, Wabash and Kokomo, until beginning a career at Delco Electronics in Kokomo that lasted more than 30 years. He was an avid clock and watch repairman, collecting and repairing many antique clocks and watches for himself, family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed traveling the world, including to many developing countries. He volunteered for many years at the Miami County Museum and the Salvation Army.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Lynn; children, Teresa, Rochester, Elaine (Stone), Medina, Ohio, and David, Etna Green; grandchildren, Jesse, Jana (Sandbulte), Jerri-Ann, and Joni Houser, and Laura and Matthew Stone; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Peru Church of the Brethren, 134 E. Fifth St., Peru. Visitation at the church begins at 10 a.m. and a service will be at 11 a.m., with a meal to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Miami County Community Foundation, Memo: Houser Fund, 13 E. Main St. Peru, IN 46975. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.
Published on October 4, 2017
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