79 passed away Wednesday, October 1st. He was born March 23, 1935 in Piqua, Ohio, the son of Emerson and Ruth (Wiltheiss) Houser. Growing up in Piqua, Gary attended local schools and graduated from Piqua High School with the class of 1953. Gary served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1956. He moved to Abilene in 1957. Gary had been employed by the Viola Shoe Store, RC Cola, was a truck driver for Sellers Truck Line, Ross Truck Line and Alco and was a radio announcer for KABI and KINA radio stations for many years. On July 5, 1980 he married Peggy Schurle in Clay Center. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Eagles, American Legion, Isis Shrine, Masonic Lodge, Red Bud Lake and loved riding his motorcycle. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Connie Houser and a brother, Richard Houser.
Survived by: Wife Peggy Houser Abilene, Kansas
3 Sons Bill Houser Abilene, Kansas
Chip Houser Edgerton, Kansas
Jamie Houser Dallas, Texas
Sister Cindy Klein Salina, Kansas
Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 4th, at the Abilene cemetery with Rev. Stan Norman officiating. A celebration of life will follow at the Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Dickinson County Hospice. They may be left at the Elks Lodge the day of the celebration or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.