Lauren Houck
Lauren Houck

Obituary of Lauren Donald Houck

Lauren Donald Houck Bradford, NY: Lauren Donald Houck, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on August 10, 2021. Lauren was born October 12, 1936, in Bradford, NY the son of the late Jacob and Clara (Rappleye) Houck. He married Vivian Jean Hotaling of Meads Creek, NY on September 16, 1954, in Addison, NY. Lauren enlisted in the United States Navy in April of 1956. Before and after serving his country, Lauren embarked on a very long and successful career ultimately retiring as a supervisor from Ingersoll (Dresser) Rand after a remarkable 44 years of service. During his career, he travelled all over the country and world troubleshooting different areas of operations for the organization. Lauren's greatest legacy was his family and his uncanny work ethic. Even in retirement, he worked no less than a forty-hour week; those who knew him well, knew the love he shared for raking hay and mowing lawn along with tinkering on any machine or farm equipment. He enjoyed the satisfaction he would receive from a good days work; however, the most enjoyable time was the time he spent with his wife, sons and their families. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Vivian Houck, two sons, John (Joan Hart) Houck of Bradford; Jeff (Kelly) Houck of Bradford; five grandchildren, Jacob of Scranton PA.; Joseph of Bradford NY.; Chelsea (Dustin) Bailey of Bradford, NY.; Jesse (Autumn Hopkins) Houck of Greenwood MA.; and Nicholas Houck of Bradford, NY. Lauren was fortunate to have three great grandchildren who were truly one of his greatest joys; Parker, Brylee, and Lincoln. His sister and brother-in-laws Ellen (William) Cisco of Lindley, NY; Sally Sprague, Murrells Inlet, SC.; and Marco Merola of Lindley NY.; as well as several nieces, nephews. Besides his parents , Lauren was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth (Jean) Houck, Wellington (Myrtle "Boots") Houck, Lyman (Ramona) Houck, Richard (June) Houck, Harry (June) Houck and his twin brother Lawrence Houck, sisters Eileen (Daniel "Bucky") White, and Joanna (William) Taft. Lauren was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Leon Sprague (Sally) and sister-in-law Connie Merola (Marco). Respecting his wishes and privacy there will be no public services. Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St. Dundee; online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
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