OBITUARY

Michael D. Houy

June 6, 1952April 29, 2021
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Michael D. Houy, 68, of Birchwood, WI (formerly of Loves Park) passed away Thursday April 29, 2021 at his residence with family by his side. Michael was born in Rockford on June 6, 1952, son of Howard and Marian (Budden) Houy. He married Geraldine “Gerri” (McKee) Kittner on November 11, 2000 in Jamaica. Michael worked for Wirsho Company of Apple Valley, MN as a Finance and Administration Manager and for ADP in Chicago and Dallas. He was self-employed and owned Highland Midwest Communications and Executive Accounting. Michael enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He was a member of the Medallion Rottweiler Dog Club, serving as treasure for 12 years; putting many American Kennel Club titles on his dog “Morgen”, his true companion. He also loved to travel and publish poetry. He was on the board of directors for the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and Chairman for the March of Dimes “Jail and Bail”. He was President of Birchwood, WI Senior Center and was a Birchwood Advisory Committee member for North Lakes Community Clinic. Michael is survived by his wife Gerri; son Brian Houy of PA; daughter Lisa of TX; step-daughter Carolyn (Cliff) Carr of TN; grandson Colton Carr of TN; step-son Jeff Kittner II of IL. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, brother Duane, sister Donna and sister-in-law Jackie Haynes. Michael was always giving of his self and his talents, he loved nature and living on the lake. He loved his family and friends, he had a wonderful sense of humor. His love of the Northwood’s and living his dream on the lake with his loving wife Gerri and faithful companion “Morgen”. Memorials are suggest to: Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District; P.O.Box 417; Birchwood, WI 54817 Visitation for Michael will be Friday, May 7, 2021 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park from 9:00 -10:00 am; followed by a Service to Celebrate Michael’s life at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be left at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael is survived by his wife Gerri; son Brian Houy of PA; daughter Lisa of TX; step-daughter Carolyn (Cliff) Carr of TN; grandson Colton Carr of TN; step-son Jeff Kittner II of IL. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, brother Duane, sister Donna and sister-in-law Jackie Haynes.
  • DONATIONS

  • Birchwood Four Corner's Emergency Service District

Services

  • Visitation for Michael

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Service to Celebrate Michael's Life

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Teri Bryden Peak

May 15, 2021

Gerri, I don’t know if you remember me from so long ago, I’m so sorry for your loss.
Mike and I were in the same graduating class in high school. He was a great guy.
From all the posted pictures it looks like you two had a beautiful life together. Cherish your wonderful memories. He’ll always be with you.

Teri

Maggie Yates

May 6, 2021

Dear Gerri,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. You and Mike shared some wonderful years together. Sorry we can't send him off due to Steve having a emergency medical issue. No matter what we still loved both of you and you were great friends.

Love,
Maggie & Steve

Marie Mayer

May 4, 2021

Dear Geri and family. My deepest sympathy to you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Mike and I were the youngest cousins in the Budden clan. Since Marion and Howard lived right down the street from us I guess we saw a lot of each other. Mike will be missed very much by many. Love to you💜 Sincerely Marie Elsasser Mayer.

Angie Didier

May 3, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I used to work for him at his business and he was such a great guy to work for. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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