Dwaine D. Van HoutonSeptember 25, 2017
Dwaine Dale Van Houten age 67, of Little Canada, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on his birthday Monday, September 25, 2017 at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dwaine was born on September 25, 1950 in Wabasha, Minnesota to George and Irene (Schultz) Van Houten. He grew up in Theilman and attended school in Wabasha graduating in 1969. He went to vocational school in Winona for accounting. His first accounting job was at a lumber company in Winona then moved to Twin Cities to take an accounting job for Dorso Trailer Service and while working there he furthered his education at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He later worked for Target.
On March 13, 1987 he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Lee at her fathers’ home in Amery, Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Circle Pines, Minnesota and in the early 1990’s built a home in Little Canada, Minnesota where they still reside today. He was a member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association. He also volunteered at the American Diabetes Association. His family was very important to him. He loved working and driving old cars, photography and reading.
Dwaine is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jo; two brothers, Mark Van Houten and Ralph (Betty) Van Houten; sister, Freida (Allyn) Stoltz; three sisters-in-law, Claire Lee, Melissa Lee and Carol Van Houten; brothers-in-law, Robert Wallerich, Roger Packer and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Orlene Wallerich and Georgia Packer; a brother, Joe Van Houten and a brother-in-law, Rob Lee.
A funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Williamson-White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Abbott Funeral Home, 236 2nd Street West Wabasha, Minnesota 55981. Further visitation will take place from 1 – 3 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery. Interment will take place at the Amery Cemetery following the service on Friday.