Cecil Houck, age 85, formerly of Wolsey, died Friday morning, May 14, 2004, at the
Huron Nursing Home.
His funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Broadland Methodist Church
with Pastor Jan Price and Pastor Dan Bader officiating. Burial was at Restlawn Memory
Cecil Houck was born April 5, 1919, to Fred and Mary (Rawstern) Houck near
Broadland, S.D. He grew up in that area and went to school in Broadland. He entered
into farming with his father in Broadland and Heartland townships.
On April 5, 1939, Cecil married Jessie Marshall in Huron. He farmed all his life in the
Broadland area and moved into Wolsey in June 1989 after an automobile accident. He
continued to watch over the farm even after moving to town. Cecil enjoyed having friends, neighbors, family, and especially his grandchildren stop by to visit him. He also enjoyed
going to dances with his friends.
Cecil served as an officer of the Sunny Side Local Farmers Union for many years, he
was on the Heartland Township board for many years, a member of the United Methodist Church in Broadland and served on the church board for several years.
He is survived by two sons, Bill (Mary) Houck and Donald (Lois) Houck, all of Wolsey;
two daughters, Marilyn (Dennis) Eggleston of Wessington and Julie (Lynn) Bartells of
Wolsey; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one
sister, Dorothy (Walter "Bob") Mueller of Wolsey; one brother, Alvin (Opal) Houck of
Huron; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie, in 1991; a son, Ervin, in 1977; two
brothers, Elmer and Ivan; and his parents.
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