RAYMOND F. HOUSE
Raymond F. House, age 85, of Revere, MO, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Lexington Square in Keokuk, IA.
Raymond was born January 8, 1927, in Farmington, IA, a son of William Glen and Mabel
He married Alberta Doris Sampson on July 24, 1948. She preceded him in death in 1980.
Survivors include his three daughters, Bonnie Witt of Revere, MO, Barbara (Mrs. Wayne) Howell of Miller, MO, and Candace Allen of Wayland, MO; thirteen grandchildren: Andy Baker of North Carolina, Becky Baker (Rick Land) of Fort Madison, IA; Joanna (Mrs. Jason) Peak of Chandler, IN, Stacy (Mrs. Chris) White of Miller, MO, Denise (Mrs. Clarence) Estrada of Keokuk, IA, Steve Howell of Kahoka, MO, Kevin (Candy) Howell of Florida, Kim House (Corey Fox) of
Wayland, MO, Joshua Brown of Burlington, IA, Janie Brown (Logan Smeltser) of Wayland, MO, and Glen House, Jessica McCluskey and Michelle Coop, all of Kahoka, MO; 20 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; long-time special friend, Leona Elder of Kahoka and her family; one brother, Stanley (Janette) House of Burlington, IA; a sister, Mary Jane (Mrs. Roy) Roberts of Merced, CA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bud Sampson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Ann Breitenbucher of Donna, TX, Wanda Morefield of Barnsdale, OK, Ed (Jean) Sampson of Donna, TX, and Mike Sampson also of Texas; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Glen Skip House; one great-granddaughter, Melanie Skinner; and two sisters, Loretta Sampson and Delores Counts.
Raymond was raised in Farmington and moved to Keokuk in 1967. He moved to Revere in 1982 and resided there until his death. He was a licensed electrician, retiring from Keokuk School District where he was Buildings and Ground Supervisor.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. His military career was a very important part of his life and he served many years as commander of Herman Blum Post # 192 of the American Legion at Kahoka.
His faith was also an important part of his life. He was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk and attended there and also Peaksville Christian Church. He was a former Revere councilman.
Raymond's many interests included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He loved to ride his tractor and mow with his riding lawnmower. His family was the most important thing in his life and he loved watching the kids play. He was lovingly referred to as Grandpa Freddie by the youngest generation.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee and Bro. Bill Hauser officiating.
Burial with military honors followed in the Greenglade Cemetery, Farmington, IA.
Memorials were suggested to Iowa Hospice.