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Lawrence "Sid" L. Houck

November 18, 1928 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 92)


Lawrence L. "Sid" Houck, age 92 of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday evening, January 5, 2021 at his home in Napoleon.   
He was born on November 18, 1928 to John and Agnes (Schwab) Houck in Defiance, Ohio. Sid was a 1947 graduate of Holgate High School. On June 4, 1953 he married the love of his life, Marilyn J. (Rohrs) Houck, whom survives. 

Sid was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holgate, Ohio. He worked third shift at Campbell's Soup Co. until his retirement in 1990. He was a farmer and enjoyed many years milking cows. Sid also worked for many years as a young man at a Veterinary Clinic for Dr. Stevens in Holgate, Ohio. He enjoyed anything outdoors, and antiquing. He will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends. 
Sid is survived by his loving wife of  67 years, Marilyn Houck of Napoleon, OH, his daughter, Connie Lynn Ruskey of Florida, OH, and his son, David Houck of Napoleon, OH. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Heidenscher, and five brothers; John, Robert, Donald, Jim, and Richard Houck.
All visitation and services for Sid will be private. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance was honored to assist the family with arrangements. 
Memorials are suggested to Boys Town, Henry County Humane Society, or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holgate, OH. Online condolences can be given at

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Private Services


Boys Town - Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
14100 Crawford St, Boys Town NE 68010
Tel: 1-800-217-3700

Fort Defiance Humane Society
7169 State Route 15 N • PO Box 2 • Defiance, Ohio 43512,
Tel: 419-658-2298

St Mary Catholic Church - Holgate
316 Chicago Ave, Holgate OH 43527
Tel: 1-419-264-3321

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