Mr. John William Houze, age 91, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on January 11, 1929 in Moores Hill, Indiana. He was the son of the late Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school. John was inducted into the United States Army on December 21, 1948. John rose to rank of Private and completed the enlisted motor and track vehicle course from April 1, 1949 to July 29, 1949 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany and was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on March 14, 1950 and was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant First Class on August 1, 1961. John was united in marriage on April 23, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Ella Frances Curlin. This happy union was blessed with five children. John and Frances shared nearly 71 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 20, 2020. John was employed as a supervisor for Alton Box in Aurora, Indiana retiring after 38 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman and chief for Aurora Fire Department #1 and #2 for 14 years. John and Frances resided in the Aurora, Indiana community since 1949. John enjoyed driving around and traveling. John passed away at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
John will be missed by his daughters, Donna Romans and her husband, Doug of Dillsboro, IN and Jackie Votaw and her husband, Joe of Aurora, IN; his sons, Garry Houze and his wife, Gina of Knoxville, TN and John W. Houze, Jr. of Covington, KY; his grandchildren, Endea Smith, Sarah Bedel, Josh Banschbach, Johnny Houze, Allison Schwartz, Michael Cutter, Jackie Lansing, Hayes Banschbach, Nicholas Houze and Ashley Houze; his great-grandchildren, Olivia Sizemore, Parker Hahn, Brogan Schwartz, Lane Cutter, Ava Cutter, Taylor Bedel, Austin Bedel, Mallery Banschbach, Sutter Banschbach and Everett Houze; his great-great-grandchild on the way, Maddox Mann; his step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bobby Houze of Lawrenceburg, IN; his brother-in-law, Paul Vernon Curlin and his wife, Beverly of Vevay, IN; his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Curlin of Vevay, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze; his wife, Ella Frances (Curlin) Houze; his daughter, Linda Kay (Houze) Lansing; his grandson, Adam Banschbach; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Houze; his infant sister, Ionia Marie Houze and his brothers, Edward and Cecil Houze.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Family Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, by Preacher Tommy Johnson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com