A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, with the Rev. Larry Sturgis officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service.
A second funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at South Beef River Lutheran Church in rural Osseo, with the Rev. Linda Marlett officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from noon Sunday until the service.
Private burial will be in Cleveland Township Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials in her name are being accepted to South Beef River Lutheran Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Unity or the Hospice Program for Black River Falls Memorial Hospital.
Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Spencer is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Houts was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Lima, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rev. Carl and Naomi (Ritchie) Molter. She graduated from Cleveland Lutheran High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended two years at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
She was married to Rev. Albert “Al” Houts on Aug. 24, 1958, in Beaver Falls, Pa.
Employment included work with Catholic Charities, data entry work at Krause Publishing in Iola and working directly with and for former Wisconsin Republican Congressman Steve Gunderson.
She was instrumental in starting the Prayer Shawl Ministry at both Trinity Lutheran in Unity and South Beef River in Osseo, attended Bible studies at both churches, helped out with Sunday school teaching, and became a mentor for confirmands.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, South Beef River Lutheran Church in Osseo and various woman’s church groups and social groups.
Survivors include her husband, Fairchild; two daughters, Rachael (David) Drew, Birchwood, Minn., and Becky (Steve) Markee, Black River Falls; two sons, Robert (Jacalyn), Owen, and Scott (Debra), Omro; and nine grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Kowalka; and one brother, Johnny Molter.