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Donald Wayne Houser

Visitation: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Donald Wayne Houser, 93, passed away at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 21, 2024. Don was one of five children born on January 14, 1931 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Boe Ellsworth and Hazel Ellen (Clark) Houser. He grew up in the Malvern area and graduated from Malvern High School in 1948. He attended Northern Illinois State Teachers College prior to earning his Bachler of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1952. He later took graphics art classes at Iowa Western Community College.

Don faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict for two years before returning to Malvern. In 1956, Don was united in marriage to Florence Hafer on September 2, 1956 in the Silver City Methodist Church. They moved to Glenwood, Iowa in 1961 and became members of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 141 and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He worked for the Malvern Leader, Omaha World Herald, Blacker Printing, Sun Newspaper and United States Postal Service in Glenwood.

Preceding Don in passing were his parents, brother Carol Houser; sisters Jean O’Dell, Janet Hites and Marilyn Houser.

Survivors include his loving wife Florence Houser of Glenwood, Iowa; sons, Mike (Ruth) Houser of Glenwood, Iowa; Neil (Kim) Houser of Malvern, Iowa; Dan (Kelly) Houser and Steve (Vicky) Houser all of Glenwood, Iowa. Grandchildren; Connor and Katie Houser, Zach and Corrin Halbert, Ivan and McKenzie Houser; Jason and Robin Houser; Marcus and Ashley Houser; Dustin and Samantha Houser; Seth and Bailey Houser; Kenna, Seth and Blaine Houser; Amanda and Ryan Defousa and 12 great-grandchildren.

Interment at a later date; Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be directed to: Grace United Methodist Church in Glenwood, Iowa or Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post #141, Glenwood, Iowa.

9 Condolences

  • Marilyn and Willis Ballinger Posted March 23, 2024 8:46 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Houser family at this difficult time..
    Willis and Marilyn Ballinger

  • Vileta Akers Posted March 23, 2024 1:31 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Houser family at this difficult time. Vileta and Barry Akers and family.

  • John and Trescha McGlade Posted March 23, 2024 6:50 pm

    We the entire family here send our condolences, sympathies and our blessings for your loss. We can’t imagine the loving grief you must feel, knowing your entire family has been a true blessing and will be missed and grieve with all that had the blessing to know you all. May God bless you, Amen.

  • Daniel A Nutting Posted March 25, 2024 6:46 am

    I’m saddened to see this. My condolences to Neil, Danny and the rest of the family. I spent a lot of time hanging out at the Houser house and Don was always a welcoming and nice guy.

  • Kent & Barb Hulse Posted March 25, 2024 9:09 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. We wish you comfort and pace to face the days ahead.

  • Eldon Prax Posted March 25, 2024 5:23 pm

    Praying for a safe passage and comfort for the family.

  • Susan and Mark Reed Posted March 26, 2024 8:23 am

    May the good Lord provide comfort and love to each of you at this time of loss. Don was a wonderful guy and always loved to share a story or two. In his absence may God provide you peace. May the memories you have sustain you in your moments of grief. Blessings to each of you.

  • Judy/Jim Lundvall Posted March 28, 2024 12:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of this. Prayers of comfort for all of you are being sent to heaven.

  • Claudia Brooks Posted March 28, 2024 12:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Don was such a kind man. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Rest in peace Don. Prayers to all of the family. I know he will greatly missed.

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