William Houser Obituary

William  Houser
William Houser
William Houser

August 1, 1926 - September 27, 2008
Resided in Columbia, MO
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William V. Houser, 82, former Biology teacher at Winterset and Des Moines Roosevelt High School, died September 27th in Columbia, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Iles Funeral Homes- Westover Chapel, with the family greeting friends 2 hours prior. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Bill was born in Des Moines, raised in Carbondale, and graduated from Des Moines East High. He earned his BS degree from Drake University and his MS degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Bill was honored in 1962 by being chosen Outstanding Biology Teacher of Iowa. In 1963, he was chosen Iowa Teacher of the Year. Bill and his family later spent three years in Ankara, Turkey, where he worked with the Turkish Ministry of Education. In 1967, he returned to the United States and began teaching in North Caldwell, NJ. He retired from teaching in 1985. Bill and Margaret then moved to Waverly, IA. In Waverly, he worked several years in public relations for the Waverly Municipal Hospital. He was an avid gardener, sports fan, and an active member of the Waverly Exchange Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Stromberg Houser, parents Charles & Venna Bartholomew Houser, sister Virginia Cunningham, and brothers Charles, Robert, & Keith Houser.
He is survived by his daughters Marilyn (Larry) Earley of Columbia, MO; Karol (Verlin) Reiter of Cottage Grove, MN; grandchildren Jeffrey Earley, Alison Reiter, and David Reiter.
Bill loved his Lord and was a true and faithful servant.
Memorials contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Waverly, IA.


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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Tuesday, September 30, 2008