top banner

Obituary Listings

Megan McCarthy M
Megan McCarthy
My deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Eric. May you take comfort in knowing we shall all meet again when our time comes. Until then try to stay strong and when you feel at your worst ask God to comfort you. I will keep you in my prayers and just know Eric is with God now watching over you guys. Megan Hannon

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Leo and Ruth Barczewski L
Leo and Ruth Barczewski
Dear Debby and family...We are sorry to hear you lost your son...there are no words that can help relieve the pain you are feeling ...May God give you the necessary strength to get through this difficult time. Leo and Ruth Barczewski

"Craftsman"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Dan Morton D
Dan Morton
A great friend, an awesome guy, I had looked forward to this summer and kayaking on Miller Lake. Anyone who met Eric and spent time with him wold appriciate his good nature and good humor. I am lucky to know him, he will be missed and never be forgotten.

"US Flag"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Mary Seats M
Mary Seats
A beautiful smile, an amazing and kind man who left us all with so many wonderful and loving memories. Those memories will be cherished forever. Our deepest sympathy to Eric's family; our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Seats Family

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Susan Davidson Mullins S
Susan Davidson Mullins
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to his family. Susan Davidson Mullins

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Gaylord Shehorn G
Gaylord Shehorn
What a tragic loss this is. I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving with Eric, Tess, Dustin, Lyla Rain and Kitty Irvin in McNabb, Illinois this past year. Though I didn't know Eric long, it became clear he was a lovely human being with a great, loving heart. I will miss our talks and the memories I shared with him. Life isn't always fair, but we have to go forward as much as it hurts. Gaylord Shehorn gdshehorn@gmail.com
Stacy Curtis Spotanski S
Stacy Curtis Spotanski
So sorry for loss. Sending prayers for all of you. Rest in peace Eric.

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Stacy Curtis Spotanski S
Stacy Curtis Spotanski
So sorry for loss. Sending prayers for all of you. Rest in peace Eric.

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Dalyn Eggemeyer Carbajal D
Dalyn Eggemeyer Carbajal
You were a bright light in so many people's lives and will never be forgotten. Love and prayers to all the family and friends.

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Ben Hamilton B
Ben Hamilton
Ben Hamilton I am very sorry and sad that Eric died. He was a nice guy and played on the Cubs Little League team with me. I am sorry for all his family. It's hard to understand why bad things happen to good people. I'm sure he is in heaven.

"Sunshine"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Janice Szperra J
Janice Szperra
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Szperra Family
Wayne N. Houser W
Wayne N. Houser
Family of Eric Houser, We are so sorry for your loss. We did not know Eric, but we have only heard good things of him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May the love of family and friends give you strength during this time of tragedy! In Christ's Love, Vickie & Wayne Houser
Shonna Fleck S
Shonna Fleck
Bryan and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Eric as always being such a happy little boy!! May God grant you peace during this time. Shonna Fleck

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Chris Rippy C
Chris Rippy
You were always there for me and picked me up at the lowest points of my life. You were a modern day renaissance man. You taught me more then I can remember and I looked up to you. You're in all my good memories and I love you with all my heart. You're the brother I never had.

"Warm Glow Light"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Sharon Wright S
Sharon Wright
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family-Val and Sharon Wright
Gloria and Bill Pittman G
Gloria and Bill Pittman
To Debbie and all of the family. There just aren't words to say how we feel. Please know that many people are sharing in your pain. Eric was always kind and a good man. May the Lord Himself come and bring you comfort and peace. Gloria and Bill Pittman
Archie Tucker A
Archie Tucker
No words, however kind can soothe all your pain; but we know the love around you will help you through today and all of your tomorrows. Heaven has just become a better place. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to you and all in your family. May God Bless all of you. Archie & Loretta Tucker
Nadine Robinson N
Nadine Robinson
This is how I remember Eric. Such a kind, funny, and loving man. Many thoughts, prayers, and condolences to all of his loved ones. May he Rest in Peace. "He kept at true good humour's mark The social flow of pleasure's tide: He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he died." ~Thomas Love Peacock

"Angel Wings"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Charlotte Morgan C
Charlotte Morgan
I've lost one of my babies. I'll miss you Eric

"Heart"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
cheri tucker c
cheri tucker
so sorry to hear about your loss Debbie & brian. eric was such a funny kid always telling jokes & making you laugh, that's how I will remember him. he's in heaven with jeff now, at least there is peace in that. condolences from my dad jerry & myself(cheri).
Charlie Tucker C
Charlie Tucker
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with all of you. No one in this life is meant to understand why things like this happen. We may only trust in knowing that any burden will not be too much to bear and that the peace that surpasses all understanding will come in time. Know that you are not alone in this most difficult journey. May God bless you all, and especially Eric. Charlie Tucker & Family
Cindy moore C
Cindy moore
It has been a long time since I have seen Eric but I know it was always a good time when he was around! So sorry for such a tragic loss. RIP!!

"Leaves and Beauty"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Cindy moore C
Cindy moore
It has been a long time since I have seen Eric but I know it was always a good time when he was around! So sorry for such a tragic loss. RIP!!

"Leaves and Beauty"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Sundee King S
Sundee King
"the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them." ~bukowski. So many memories fill my head and heart. We have had a very long history and you helped to shape me to be the person I am today, for that I thank you, Eric. We have always owned a large part of each other's hearts, you will forever live in mine. I cherish your last words to me! all my love, Sundee
Jennifer Goodey Whiteford J
Jennifer Goodey Whiteford
The love of our friends and music brought us together and that common bond resulted in a smile and and a hug every time we crossed paths. Old friends, heroes, and lifetimes, don't ever let a single memory ever fade away.

"Music Note"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Charles Kent C
Charles Kent
We are do sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

"Elegance"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Charles Kent C
Charles Kent
We are do sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

"Elegance"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Tribute Store T
Tribute Store
Reminding those whom you support that your thoughts are with them.

"Sweet Tranquility Basket"

was purchased for the family of Eric Wayne Houser

Tribute Store
Show your support with flowers
Lou L
Lou
My condolences go out to your family and friends. You were a good friend and an even better man. Rest in Peace old friend.
J.D. Carlile J
J.D. Carlile
My Prayers are with Eric's Family! I miss you Buddy, RIP! Jason Carlile
Karma Williams K
Karma Williams
The Williams Family is Deeply Saddened at the Sudden Passing of Mr. Houser. The Shortest Verse in the Bible is John 11:35 and it Reads, "Jesus Wept." Jesus Wept at the Loss of His Friend. This Let's Us Know that at Times of Loss, Fancy Words, Cliche Statements, and Random Words of Encouragement are Not Always Needed. Sometimes What is Needed Most is the Simple Sympathy of Just Grieving with Those Whom are Hurting. Today, The Williams Family Grieves with All Those Whom are Affected By this Loss.
Celeste H C
Celeste H
Keeping your family and Tess in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

"Purple Glass Glow"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Rich Black R
Rich Black
As a close, personal friend of Peggy and I, we shared many happy times together with Eric. Eric was a caring and lovable guy who will be mournfully missed by us and so many others. Eric and I shared many camping and excursions together in the years after we first met. Trips through the Everglades and Colorado Mountains have formed many lasting memories of our times together and will remain with me until my end. Although we are all saddened by his passing we all should know that he would not want us to remain in such state of mind. I believe he would want us to celebrate his life and times of which we all spent in his presence. May you forever be at peace my friend and know you will always live on in each of us that knew you.

"Craftsman"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Jody L Owens J
Jody L Owens
My heart is deeply saddened. Sending love and prayers to all family and friends that loved you. Sending some sunshine in return for all the sunshine you have given to us. Rest in peace my friend.

"Sunshine"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Jeanne Stich J
Jeanne Stich
Your friends and family loved you so much as you loved them. This is your legacy. Your passing is heartbreaking. RIP Eric. Prayers to all of your family and friends. Jeanne Stich

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Roneca Morton R
Roneca Morton
Words can not express the sadness one feels of losing a loved one or friend, Eric was a very stand up guy with a great personality you will be sadly missed by so many but we will always remember your smile and joking around. Prayers for your family and all your close friends going up. R.I.H

"Angel Wings"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Denise Neal D
Denise Neal
Rest in peace.

"Warm Glow Light"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Breah B
Breah
I'm so sorry & it's crazy how life comes and goes I hate it.! But rest in peace & keep those gates open some of us are on our way sooner than later.....

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Lacey Copple L
Lacey Copple
image
Add comment
image
Add comment
image
Add comment
image
Add comment
image
image
image
image
+8
More
Sara Hayes S
Sara Hayes
I keep wishing this was a horrible nightmare, I am happy I gotta see you a couple of weeks ago and give you a hug....If I would have known it was for the last time I would have hugged you a little tighter. You was such a great guy with a magnetic personality. I am going to miss that smile you was always had. Miss you, love you xoxo
Lacey Copple L
Lacey Copple
I will always remember your infectious smile. Thank you for all the laughs and good times. You have touched the lives of so many people. We will all miss you. Xoxo

"Candle of Nature"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Staci Snyder Mendenall S
Staci Snyder Mendenall
There aren't enough words to express how saddened we are at your loss. Eric was a constant in our home and our family for so many years. He will forever be in my memories and always have a place in the stories of our childhood. ♥♥♥

"Candle of Love"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Angela King A
Angela King
So sorry you had to leave us this way. May God look over your family in their time of grief. You are misses by so many. You will always be remembered my friend.

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Tammy Moyer McGhee T
Tammy Moyer McGhee
Our family will pray for your family during this sorrowful time. Eric was such a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers go to all of your family.Keep the faith, we will all be together in heaven someday.

"Heavenly Arch"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Carrie Ackley C
Carrie Ackley
May god be with he's family and give them strength as they process this tragedy.. And get through the next few days,they are gonna be some tough ones! Love you Eric Houser!

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Tegan Gray T
Tegan Gray
Rest in peace my friend. Praying for your family.

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Jessica Wagoner J
Jessica Wagoner
Rest in piece my friend. You have left such an amazing impact on so many. Forever in our thoughts! Prayers for family and everyone that had the pleasure to know you.

"Angel Wings"

was given in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Leave a symbol
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Laura Woolverton L
Laura Woolverton
I am incredibly sad for your loss. Sending prayers to the Houser family for comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace Eric. Laura McCorkle Woolverton
Alexes Seibert Sawyers A
Alexes Seibert Sawyers
Give Eric eternal rest, O Lord, and may Your light shine upon him forever. Keep smiling that beautiful smile. Alexes

"Blue Collection"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Maria M
Maria
Eric, your reach went beyond what any of us know. you are loved you are remembered. your light still shines bright. it is the warmth in this sadness.

"Steps of Light"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Tracy Ossig Craig & Family T
Tracy Ossig Craig & Family
Uncle Butch, Debbie, Bryan, Chandra and Family: Words seem inadequate to express how sorry I am. I can't even begin to image the heartache you feel. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on each other for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about and although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Love to you all.
Dick & Sharon Ossig D
Dick & Sharon Ossig
I am so sorry for your loss, Eric was always such a sweet kid. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you tonight and for many nights to come. We are here for you if there anything we can do. God bless you and all of the family. Dick & Sharon

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
bondo b
bondo
Youll be sadly missed my friend. Shameful of the way you had to leave our world friend, be assured the Jeepin will always be a memory of you ill never forgot. Love you Brother, RIP!!

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Kevin Fradelos K
Kevin Fradelos
Peace and Love to your family. God Bless Eric and all the faithful departed.
J J
J
Prayers for your loved ones~

"Candle of Nature"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Sarah Staley S
Sarah Staley
Prayers sent your way. Our family is so sorry for your loss. Thad, Sarah and Seth Staley

"Candle of Peace"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Kelley K
Kelley
Rest in Peace Friend! Many Prayers for all of your family and friends! See you again in Heaven Rest
Wendi Caserotti W
Wendi Caserotti
Peace and prayers to your family. So very sorry for your loss. The Caserotti Family

"Candle of Memories"

was lit in memory of Eric Wayne Houser

Light a candle
Show your support by giving a symbol of remembrance
Prev Read more
Obituary for Eric Wayne Houser

Eric Wayne Houser, 37, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:50 P.M. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Eric was born on August 21, 1976 in Centralia, Illinois the son of Mark and Deborah (Borowiak) Houser.

Surviving family members include his mother and stepfather: Debbie Houser Roeder and Derrell Roeder of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; grandmother: Barbara Martin of Sandoval, Illinois; son: Tristan Houser of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; brother: Bryan Houser of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; sister: Chandra Lancia and husband John of Chesterfield, Missouri; nephews: Trevor Houser and Joseph Houser; nieces: Madison Houser, Sofia Lancia, Gianna Lancia and Isabella Lancia; special friends: Tess Barnett, Dustin Barnett and Lyla Barnett all of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

His father, grandfather and one nephew: Wesley Houser preceded him in death.

Eric was self-employed carpenter, a builder and designer of several projects in Mt. Vernon including Rare Chop House, Headpieces by Toni, he redesigned the old pool hall in Mt. Vernon and the National Railway Equipment business offices (former location of the Bank of Illinois) and he designed the Girl Scout House in Centralia. He was also maintenance manager for Farrar and Federici families, and a member of Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club, was an avid outdoorsman; he loved camping, kayaking and his dog, "Kaya".


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Eric Wayne Houser please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

22

Feb

Saturday

Visitation

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hughey Funeral Home

1314 Main Street, P.O. Box 721, Mt Vernon, IL 62864, United States

Eric will be cremated following the visitation.


Memorial Contribution
College Fund for Tristan Houser

Send Flowers & Gifts to the Houser Family Send Flowers
Albums

Create new album
0 12 0
Obituary Wall
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.