Verdine Dean Houg, 81, of Postville, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at his home. He was born July 10, 1941 to Vernon Otto and Dorothy (Henkes) Houg in Farmersburg, Iowa. Verdine graduated from Postville High School in 1959. He proudly joined and served in the United States Army.
On October 26, 1968, Verdine was united in marriage with Sue Ann Radloff at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. One son, Jermey was born to this union. Verdine was the owner and operator of Houg’s Garage. He was an active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he helped usher and aid with Sunday school; a member of the Postville American Legion; and a previous member of the Postville Swimming Pool Board. He enjoyed watching stock car racing, working on cars, and spending time with his son and grandson.
Surviving Verdine are his wife, Sue Ann Houg of Postville, Iowa; son, Jermey (Samantha) Houg of Fairfield, Iowa; grandson, Nicholas; stepbrothers Brent (Patty), Tyrone (Karie), and Kent (Michelle); stepsisters Robin (Al) and Doris (Ben); stepsister-in-law Marty; sister-in-law Sandy (Dick); and brothers-in-law Bill (Laura) and Bob (Nancy). He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Houg and Dorothy Meyer; his brother, Douglas Houg; and his stepbrother, Al Meyer.
Inurnment with Military Rites will be held in the Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa at a later date for family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Postville Ambulance.
Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.