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Russell E. Houser

November 23, 1929 — December 25, 2023



Russell E. Houser, 94, of North Jackson, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2023.  Russell was born in Youngstown, a son of Raymond and Bessie (Waller) Houser, on November 23, 1929.

A graduate of Chaney High School, he went on to serve his country in the United States Army. He was proud to have been the youngest Master Sergeant of his time. Russell was involved with the Distant Early Warning “Dew Line”, in Alaska and Greenland. After his military service he returned home where he  worked as a supervisor with Ohio Bell for over 30 years before retiring.

Russell loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very involved with the Saxon Club, participating in Las Vegas nights, and spent a lot of time on the bocce courts.  Russell enjoyed traveling around the state to numerous fairs, where he would frequently bet on the horses.  And not a day would go by that he was not playing the Ohio lottery. 

Russell leaves to cherish his memories his daughters Joanie (Michael) Thomas, and Lori Miller; grandchildren Sean Houser and Taylor Thomas; great granddaughters Addison Houser and Haley Farrow; his sister Arneatha “Sis” (John) Fromel; and his many nieces and nephews;

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Raymond, William and Lee Houser.

Private services were held with military honors. Burial has taken place at Green Haven Cemetery. The family requests that any material contributions be made to Animal Charity or Friends of Fido in Russell’s name. To send online condolences please visit

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