Nic Houk, 70

Nic L. Houk, 70, of Montpelier passed away Friday evening at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Montpelier.  A Williams County resident all of his life, he was born on May 27, 1944 in Bryan to Henry and Hitdreth (Drake) Houk.  He attended Montpelier High School.  On October 24, 1964 he married Shirley A. Sidle in West Jefferson, Ohio and she survives.

For 33 years Nic worked for Challenge Cook Brothers and Challenge Industries in Bryan.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; two daughters Corinne Northrup of Montpelier, Tammy (John) Lonabarger of Pioneer; one son Troy (Kandy) Houk of Montpelier; three sisters, Patricia (Dale) Pushee, Nancy Martin and Sue DeWire all of Montpelier; three brothers, Roger (Jeanine) Houk of Coldwater, Michigan, Lynn Houk of Montpelier and Ric (Mary Ann) Houk of Montpelier; five grandchildren, Aaron Lonabarger, Sidney Houk, Desiree Northrup, Collin Houk and Jessie Lonabarger; and several nieces and nephews.

Nic was preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law David Northrup.

Visitation for Nic will be on Tuesday October 28th from 2-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Wednesday at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Bischoff to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Donations can be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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