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Information for Luther Houtman

28 July, 1898 - 6 May, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Luther Houtman

    Luther Houtman, 91, of Payette, passed away at a Caldwell nursing home Sunday, May 6, 1990.  Graveside services will be Thursday, May 10, at the Parma Cemetery under the direction of the Nyssa Lienhemper Chapel.
    Mr. Houtman was born July 28, 1898, at Imperial, Neb., to Julius and Emmalene (VanDyke) Houtman.  He was educated in Huntley, Neb., until he went into farming.  He and Cora Stamm were married on Dec. 25, 1921, at her parents home near Haigler, Neb.  They moved from Wray, Colo., to Lebanon, Ore., in 1937 where he worked for the city of Lebanon.  In 1944 they moved to Willowcreek where he farmed until 1949 when they moved to Big Bend area, Adrian, Ore., where he continued farming.  He retired in 1962 and moved to Gayway Junction near Payette.
    Survivors include a son, Archie "Bud" Houtman of Electric City, Wash.; four daughters, Margie Turpin of Redlands, Calif,, Dixie McClure of Portland, Ore., Agnes Thompson of Caldwell, and Mary Riggs of Wilder; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and two sisters.
    Visitation will be today, from 6 t o 8 p.m. at the Nyssa Lienkaemper Chapel.
    Memorial contributions are suggested to the Payette Senior Center, 137 N. 8th St., Payette, Idaho 83661.    

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