Corrine Houg

Corrine Houg

Corrine Elaine Houg, 93, Jasper, died Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Jasper. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Rosedell Cemetery in rural Jasper.

Corrine Hildring was born on Nov. 2, 1927, to Gilmer and Betty (Long) Hildring in Split Rock Township, South Dakota. Corrine grew up on the family farm in Larchwood, Iowa. When she was in high school she went to live with her uncle in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1946. After graduation she worked for Verma V. Kostman as a secretary aid and then worked at Shriver-Johnson Company in 1946. She moved in with her sisters at the Brownstone Apartments in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and got a job working for John Morrell and Company from 1946-1949.

On Jan. 22, 1950, Corrine married Otto Houg at the Bethany Lutheran Church parsonage in Luverne. She left her position in Sioux Falls to become a full-time wife and mother, living across the street from her current home from 1950-1954 and then her farm home from 1954-2021. On May 3, 2021, Corrine suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. A short time later she entered the care of the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage until her death.

Corrine was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. She was involved with Rosedell Trinity Lutheran and Bethany Lutheran ladies aid. She enjoyed dancing with the Hollyhoppers Square Dancers, being involved in various social clubs, sewing, and cooking. She learned to play the organ which was something she enjoyed as well as canning, and she had a special knack for baking. Corrine loved ice cream (in moderation, of course), family and church. She loved to sing and travel, especially to the insurance conferences with her husband and to visit family on the West Coast and Washington, D.C.

Corrine is survived by three children, Lynette (Anthony) Mussio of Everett, Washington, Roger (Nancy) Houg of Aitkin, and Dennis Houg of Jasper; two granddaughters, Sherri (Zach) Long and Christina (Duane) Arnold; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Houg; her parents; two brothers, Edward and Paul Hildring; and two sisters, Pauline Pinney and Geraldine Berk.

Memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne or the Jasper Ambulance.

Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Jasper,

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