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Corrine E. Houg

November 2, 1927 — May 16, 2021

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CORRINE ELAINE HOUG was born in Split Rock Township, South Dakota on November 2, 1927 to Gilmer and Betty (Long) Hildring. Growing up, Corrine loved spending time with her grandparents and various aunts baking and cooking. She loved to read her books and preferred to do housework over milking the cows. 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 where she attended and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1946. After graduation she went to work 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 January 22, 1950 Corrine was united in marriage to Otto Houg at the Bethany Lutheran Church parsonage in Luverne, Minnesota. She left her position in Sioux Falls to become a wonderful 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 where on Sunday, May 16, Corrine died peacefully at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 14 days.

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 will be remembered for her infectious smile, love of ice cream (in moderation, of course), family and church. She loved to sing and go anywhere in the car. She loved her travels to the insurance conferences with her husband and to visit family on the West Coast and Washington D.C. Later on in life, whenever she would see a red tractor she would giggle and say, “If it’s red, leave it in the shed. If it’s green, let it be seen. With two engines at your feet may you ride the rails successfully until your maker you shall meet.”

Corrine is lovingly remembered by her three children, Lynette (Tony) Mussio of Everett, Washington, Roger (Nancy) Houg of Aitkin, Minnesota and Dennis Houg of Jasper, Minnesota; two granddaughters, Sherri (Zach) Long and Christina (Duane) Arnold; five great-grandchildren, Kirstn (Shane) Thompson, Zachary (Jada) Long, Jr., Seth Arnold, Joshua Arnold and Joseph Long; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Houg; parents, Betty and Gilmer Hildring; two brothers, Edward and Paul Hildring; and two sisters, Pauline Pinney and Geraldine Berk.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

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417 Wall St. E. , Jasper, MN 56144

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

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720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne, MN 56156

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