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Roy Houser, 63 - April 07, 2012


Roy Wesley Houser, 63, of Gothenburg died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha following a heart transplant operation.
The family has chosen cremation and there will be no visitation.
A memorial celebration of life will be conducted on Friday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with the Rev. K.C. BeDunnah officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Elwood Cemetery.
Houser was born Dec. 8, 1948, at Eustis to Elmer Lee and Ramona (Kirwin) Houser. He attended school at Elwood.
He was united in marriage to Nancy Young on Jan. 15, 1966, at Lexington. The marriage would later end.
On Dec. 15, 1979, he was married to Bonnie Trew at Lexington.
Houser farmed for most of his career and was working for Hershey Flying Service when he had his first heart attack, and later had to stop working for health reasons.
He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and had a wonderful sense of humor, telling jokes and sharing stories, family members said. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and his favorite times were family gatherings.
Houser was excited about the chance to be healthy again by being accepted into the heart transplant program, according to family members. Although it did not work, he was able to give others life by donating his organs to people in need.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Elmer and Ramona; an infant son, Randy Lee; brother, Ray Houser; canine companion, Buddy.
Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Houser of Gothenburg; four sons—Monty (Beth) Houser of Kearney, Micky (Jen) Houser of Ogallala, David Trew of Lincoln, and Lee Houser of Kearney; 12 grandchildren—Asia Greguras, Ambrosia Houser, Levi Houser, Cassie Houser, Devan Vogel, Dakota Erpelding, Kalyn Houser, Colton Houser, Allison Houser, Alyssa Houser, Sierra Houser and Nina Houser; two great-grandchildren—Madisyn Houser and Reece Greguras; a sister, Ona (Merle) Sage of Lexington; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Houser) Evans of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.