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123 North Jackson Street
Cuba City, WI 53807
Phone: 608-744-2714
Fax: 608-744-3212
Harold Houtakker

Harold C. Houtakker

Sunday, August 2nd, 1931 - Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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Cuba City, Wisconsin

Harold C. Houtakker, 87, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at St. Patrick's Church in Benton with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday at the church before the service.

Harold was born on August 2, 1931, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the son of Phillip P. and Sylvia D. (Kunkel) Houtakker. He married Kathryn Hover in October 1988. She preceded him in death on September 1, 2009.

Harold spent most of his life farming. He enjoyed dancing at Hideaway Acres and dinner at Elmo Supper Club. Harold spent a lot of time with his family and could always be found teasing the grandchildren. He always carried around a pliers and if he couldn’t fix it with his pliers, then it was officially broke. He enjoyed drinking Pepsi and eating sherbet ice cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In his free time Harold could be found riding his horses in parades and on trails. His contagious smile could light up a room.

Survivors include three daughters, Lou (Kevin) Curtis, Rose (Bob) Harris and Mary (Kevin) Germaine, all of Benton; three sons, Dan (Robin) Houtakker, of Maquoketa, IA, and Dennis Houtakker and Ron Houtakker, both of Benton; three sisters, Rose Mary Vondra, of Stoughton, Joan Linden, of Cuba City, and Rita (Gary) Baumhover, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; a brother, David (Adele) Houtakker, of Cuba City; his ex-wife, Celina Houtakker, of Cuba City; twelve grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Nuxoll; a brother, Donald Houtakker; and two brothers-in-law, Arlyn Vondra and Jim Linden.

A special thank you to Kristin and all the staff of Hospice of Dubuque.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Casey Funeral Home-Cuba City
    123 N. Jackson St.
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:15am
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    237 Main St.
    BENTON, WI 53803
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    237 Main St.
    BENTON, WI 53803
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    Rev. David Flanagan
  • Interment

    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    237 Main St.
    BENTON, WI 53803
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  • Reception

    Mazzuchelli Hall
    237 E. Main St.
    BENTON, WI 53803
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Jim Linden

Posted at 09:14pm
Uncle Harold was a good guy and great uncle. He always reminded me of grandpa - many fond memories of them both back in the 60s on the farm. My sympathies to you all. -jim linden

Gary Droessler

Posted at 11:55am
Gary & I recently met Kevin Germaine and we were aware that Mr. Houtakker's was choosing to leave this world with dignity and grace. He put up a great fight. Please accept our prayers and deepest sympathy.
Deb & Gary Droessler

Andy Piper

Posted at 11:19am
We are forever grateful to Harold for the great care and love he provided to our mother. When Harold and mom were married it was a major change for all of us, but Harold was only able to enjoy life with mom at her best for a short time. When she sustained a debilitating stroke all of us wondered how much of her faculties she would regain. It was a long and difficult process. In her time of need, Harold worked the farm all day everyday like always and returned to her bedside at the hospital in Dubuque every night. Patiently waiting not only for her return home, but for return to independence which was in doubt. While mom returned to form in many ways, she never fully returned to fullness. Through it all, Harold remained steadfast in love and caring. Their love for each other never wavered. Their love was a great blessing. And we are forever grateful to Harold and his extended family for the love they showed mom.
Love forever, Andy, Chris, Jackie and Carrie Piper

Catherine Klein

Posted at 08:00pm
Phil and I wish all the family our heartfelt sympathy with the passing of Uncle Herald.
Phil and Cathy Klein of Hugo, MN

Debbie & Hannah Carmical, Sharon Piper, Jeff & Cam

Posted at 11:20am
With heartfelt sympathy to the Houtakker Family from all of the Piper Family. Harold was such a kind and gentle man. He will be missed!
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