Adelaide Horn Van Houten

February 29, 1924May 3, 2021

Adelaide VanHouten, 97, resident of Raleigh, NC, and long-standing member of Providence Baptist Church, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 3, 2021. Daughter of Joseph Ernest and Emma Orlofski Horn, she was a graduate of Clifton High School in Clifton, NJ. She was the devoted wife of Richard VanHouten, WWII Purple Heart veteran, who preceded her in 2009. She was also preceded by two younger sisters, Claire St. George and June Arensman, both of NJ. She is survived by her children Richard VanHouten of Birmingham, AL, Kathy Brinkley of Raleigh, Mark VanHouten (Terry) of John’s Island, SC, Debra Galdo (Gabriel) of John’s Island, SC; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. A memorial service will be held at Providence Baptist Church on Saturday, June 12, at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to New Life Camp in Raleigh.


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Adelaide Horn Van Houten

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Susan Foster

May 16, 2021

You're mom and dad were so very generous with all their help at my wedding. I remember them fondly. I am very sorry for your loss but know that they are both praising Him right now!

Karen Hansen Dugan

May 13, 2021

We were so sorry to learn about your mother, but wonderful to know she is safe in the arms of Jesus.

We have such fond memories of your parents from Brookdale and when you moved to Raleigh, then in 1979 when we started a ServiceMaster franchise.

We send loving sympathy and know The Lord will give you all that perfect
Karen & Don Dugan