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Dr. Houkom

October 23, 1951 — May 15, 2018

Dr. Everin C. “Ev” Houkom, 66, of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born October 23, 1951 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Edris (Miller) and Carl Houkom. He grew up on a farm outside West Fargo, ND and graduated from West Fargo High School.

Ev continued his education at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he earned a BA degree in 1973, then did graduate work in biochemistry at MIT in Cambridge, MA. During this time, he decided to pursue a medical degree, which he received from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa in 1986. He did his residency in Family Practice at St. Michael's Hospital in Milwaukee, completing it in 1989.

On June 16, 1973, he married Susan L. Egge at the Albion Lutheran Church in rural St. James, MN. They resided in Boston and Cambridge, MA, and Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, WI before moving to Park Falls, WI where Ev was a family physician at the Marshfield Clinic, Park Falls and Phillips Centers.

Retiring in May 2013, they moved to Chippewa Falls in July of that year.

Ev was an accomplished author and had written and published two books. He enjoyed playing his "baby" grand piano, and singing. He was also a voracious reader.

He was an active and devoted member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Park Falls, and later at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.

Ev loved to spend time at their cabin on Cochran Lake in Price County.

He is survived by his wife, Sue of Chippewa Falls; two daughters, Stephanie (Rick) Hubbard of Waukesha, and Kristen (Joe) Haferbecker of Portland, Oregon; siblings, Cindy Kampen of Newport, OR, Randy (Teresa) Houkom of Fargo, ND, Roxanne (Terry) West of Moorhead, MN, Rick Houkom of Fargo; a sister-in-law, Carol (Hal) Nelson of Dayton, MN; four grandchildren, Eli and Isabelle Hubbard, Grady and Cora Haferbecker; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jeff Houkom.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 22 at Central Lutheran Church, 28 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Aaron Sturgis officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Central Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday, also at the church.

Memorials may be designated to one of the many organizations Ev held dear to his heart: Central Lutheran Luther Park Camperships; the Chippewa Falls Mentor Program; or NW Synod of WI Lay School of Ministry scholarships.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
Please share your memories and condolences online at www.pedersonvolker.com


SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, May 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Central Lutheran Church
28 E. Columbia Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Visitation

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Central Lutheran Church
28 E. Columbia Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Memorial Service

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Central Lutheran Church
28 E. Columbia Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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