Wendell A. Van Houten

April 12, 1924 ‒ July 28, 2010

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Wendell A. Van Houten, age 86, of Verndale Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Emeritus at HillenVale.

He was born on April 12, 1924 in Morrow County, Ohio to the late Gerald and Olive (Bostwick) Van Houten. Wendell was an Electrician and was employed at Dalrymple Electric. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) for over 60 years, the V.F.W., the Fraternal Order of the Moose, the AMVETS and attended the Faith Baptist Church. Wendell was a veteran serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He is survived by three sons, Ronald (Linda) Van Houten of Grand Junction, Colorado, Terry (Diana) Van Houten of Howard, Randall Van Houten of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Angie (Jason) Starr and Salena (David) Cathcart; and ten great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Wendell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years Margaret (Twigg) Van Houten; a brother Harold Van Houten; a grandson Craig Van Houten and an infant daughter Phyllis Jane Van Houten.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 – 4 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will be held on Monday beginning at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Veenhuis officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Wendell A. Van Houten.