Herbert Houg, 1936-2017

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A gathering of family and friends for Herbert Houg, 80, of Albert Lea will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Herbert Houg

Herb died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Methodist Campus in Rochester.

Herbert Earl Houg was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Albert Lea, the son of Merton and Lila (Towne) Houg. He grew up in Glenville, attended school there and then graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1954. After graduation, he worked in construction until he was drafted into the U.S. Army for several years. After his discharge, he became a dairy farmer with his brother, Harold, near Glenville. On Feb. 15, 1969, Herb married Patricia Wiles in Stewartville. Together they had four children. Herb enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, hunting — especially deer hunting — and feeding birds. He loved watching the Vikings and the Twins — he never missed a Twins game. Most of all, he loved being with his grandchildren.

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Herb is survived by his wife, Patricia Houg; sons Dan (Jana) Houg, Andy (Rebecca) Houg and Kris (Katie) Houg; grandchildren Collin, Henry, Charlotte and Jadan; brother, Harold (Nancy) Houg; sisters-in-law Janice Houg and Shirley Houg; brother-in-law, Richard (Sandy) Wiles; and many nieces and nephews.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy, at birth; and brothers Myron Houg and Kenneth Houg.