houtz photo

David L. “Mike” Houtz , 93, of Valley View Haven, Belleville died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born in Jackson Township, he was a son of the late Larrie L. Houtz and Nannie L. McCardle Houtz.

The last surviving member of his immediate family, Mr. Houtz was preceded in death by brothers, John A. Houtz and Luther F. Houtz, and a sister, Ruth Laird and husband, Isaac.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as their families, but was preceded in death by several as well. He was affectionately called Uncle Mike by others who loved him too.

Mr. Houtz was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church on McAlevys Fort Road, north of “The Fort.” Although he was unable to attend church in later years, he loved his church and looked forward to receiving visits from church family, as well as church bulletins in the mail.

He was a 1947 graduate of Stone Valley High School in McAlevys Fort, in a graduating class of seven.

Mr. Houtz worked at a couple of State College business establishments following graduation, but he spent the most time working at The AutoPort. He then worked at Penn State for 10 years, retiring in 1991.

Prior to moving to Valley View, he lived in State College, having spent most of his life in the Monroe Furnace, Whipple Dam area, near McAlevys Fort in Stone Valley, Huntingdon County. Family and friends will remember him as a kind, gentle, caring man, who always had a pleasant word to say about everyone and enjoyed a good laugh with friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Revs. Evelyn Wald & George “Buddy” Baird officiating. Interment will take place at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery, McAlevys Fort Road, Petersburg, following the service.

His family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 12854 Alan Seeger Road, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Online condolences may be offered at www.huntingdondailynews.com.