Byron K. Housh
Byron K. Housh, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home.
Visitation will be held at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel on Monday, July 29, beginning at 1 p.m., where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A combined funeral for him and his wife, Ruth, will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, July 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Hess officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Henry County Honor Guard. Memorials have been established to Calvary Baptist Church and Hospice of Central Iowa. Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
He was the son of Glenn Yguera and Lena Marie Guttman Housh and was born in Galesburg, Ill., on June 7, 1926. He was a graduate of Burlington High School. He married Ruth Hummell on June 27, 1953. She preceded him in death. Serving in the United States Army during World War II, he was a member of the Rainbow Rangers 222nd Division.
He worked for the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. He also worked for the A.S.C.S. office inspecting grain bins. For many years, he worked as an officer for the Department of Corrections at both the Ft. Madison and the Mt. Pleasant facilities until the time of his retirement.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on small appliances. He helped his sons in their activities including grave digging and the mowing of cemeteries. He was a member of the N.R.A.
He is survived by four children, John (Kim) Housh, Paul (Kelly) Housh, Linda (Harold) McShane, and Cindy (Dan Ross) Carter, all of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Kathryn Catron of White Salmon, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a sister, Irene; four brothers, Glenn, Dan, Kenton and Forrest; and four brothers in infancy.