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Louis J. Van Houte
November 5, 1930 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Louis J. Van Houte, a longtime resident of Westlake, was promoted to glory on November 1, 2023. Lew was born on a farm in Sodus, New York on November 5, 1930 and graduated from Sodus High School as valedictorian of the class of 1948. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Syracuse University in 1952 and his MBA, also from Syracuse University, in 1960. Lew was a veteran and served in the US Army from 1952-1954, reaching the rank of sergeant. For many years, Lew worked as an accountant and controller. He was a member of Abram Creek Baptist Church in Brook Park and was formerly a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Cleveland where he served as a deacon. After retirement, he spent many hours volunteering with the ALS Association. Lew was an avid bowler and he also enjoyed making bread, especially raisin bread. He is survived by his children Patricia D. Van Houte, Sharon L. Van Houte and David A. Van Houte (Ava). He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Marilyn L. (née Dieterle); his parents, Peter H. and Johanna (née Almekinder) Van Houte; and his siblings, Susanna T. Thayer, Peter J. Van Houte Viola E. Cornwell and Robert L. Van Houte. The family will receive friends on Sunday November 5, 2023 starting at 3pm with a Celebration of Life Service at 5pm at Abram Creek Baptist Church, 18664 Sheldon Road, Brook Park. Pastor James Beight will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to: the Hunger Network, Baptist Mid-Missions, or Red Cross Disaster Relief. The burial will be in Minoa, New York.