Richard Houle, age 87, died peacefully on December 3rd surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 2, 1931 in Chicago, the youngest child of Jerome and Geraldine Houle. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, served in the Marine Corps for two years, and worked as an accountant at AT&T for thirty years. He met the love of his life, Patricia Brausch, when they lived across the alley from each other. They married, raised 4 children, and remained sweethearts throughout their 63 years of marriage. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia, dear son Larry, and many loving siblings and in-laws. He is survived by his son Rich (Nancy), daughter-in-law Katie (the late Larry), son Steve (Jane), and daughter Anne. He is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah, Kristen, Jen (Jake) Stinger, Dan (Dorea Martin), Tom (Corey Kasten), Rachel, and Catie; two great grandchildren Luke and Wyatt Stinger; sister-in-law Lollie Sullivan; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He lived in Wheaton for 55 years and was very involved in his church and community. He was a great friend to many, and enjoyed traveling, golfing, playing bridge, and reading. To the end, he had a sharp mind and a keen interest in current events. He was a man of grace, always dedicated to his faith, family, and friends. Visitation Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of Mass 10:30 AM at St Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. In lieu of flowers, donations to either St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton http://www.stmichaelcommunity.org/ or the Les Turner ALS Foundation http://lesturnerals.org/ would be appreciated. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
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