Michael Ray Houze

October 5, 2015

Michael Ray Houze 49, of Frankfort, died at 12:43 p.m. October 5, 2015 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.  Born April 22, 1966 in Frankfort, IN to Ronald L. & Peggy L. (Pickering) Houze.  Mike was a 1984 graduate of Frankfort High School and a graduate of Purdue University and a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity. He had been a licensed Principal Real Estate Broker since 1991. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. Mike enjoyed football.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 9th at Green Lawn Cemetery. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Indiana, 10293 N. Meridian St., Suite 375, Indianapolis, IN 46290.

Survived by:

Sister: Cheryl (Scott) Godsey of Avon, 2 Nephews: Garrett Andrew Godsey and Zachary Aaron Godsey, both of Avon.

Preceded by:

his parents.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Michael Ray Houze”

  1. Anjie Bond October 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of this. Mike and I were good friends in high school and college. Great times riding around in the Pacer. He was such a sweet guy and will be missed. Peace, love, and prayers for his family.

  2. Victor Smith October 6, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that Mike has left us. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Alan Hester October 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Cheryl, words seem worthless at this time. I’m so sorry you are mourning the loss of Mike, now. I plan to be at the funeral. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. I’m so jealous and happy for him that he is with Jesus, with a perfect body, able to worship Him with your mom & dad. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

    Alan Hester

  4. Lori Miller October 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I didn’t know Mike well, but he was always friendly. I don’t know if he remembered me from school, but when I saw him around town, he would always say “hi” and wish me a great day! Gone far too soon.

  5. Larry & Carolyn Carlson October 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Michael. We had the opportunity to visit with him just a few weeks ago & enjoyed the time spent talking with him. He was always speaking of his family and we know he will be missed.

  6. Kelly Mills October 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    My condolences to family & friends. I am so sorry to hear about this.

  7. Terri Anderson October 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss, we will both miss him tremendously.

  8. John & Darla Large October 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    To the family of Mike Houze, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all family & friends…

  9. Carla Williams October 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Mike was such a nice guy, and always seemed so positive. Bless Mike and his family

  10. Kathy October 7, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Fly high Mike. You will be missed by your coffee crew!

  11. Mark Houze October 7, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I am feeling really sad to hear of Mike passing, my family hearts goes out to you and your family. I have great memories of you, Mike, Uncle Ronnie, Aunt Peggy coming to family events. Mike would make be laugh every time he would come in at Jerry Body Shop and say” I did it again”. He always had a smile and loved life. He always had a story to tell me when he would bring candy and snacks for the machines. Love Mark, Bonnie and family

  12. Rick Houze October 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I am sorry to hear of this. May the Lord be with you prayers for the family.

  13. Thom Wade October 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    While I only knew Mike for a short time it was a pure joy to talk with him over coffee. He was a wealth of knowledge and was one of the first to make me feel at home in Frankfort.

  14. Jordy Anderson October 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Cheryl- very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Please find comfort in knowing that he is home now…sitting on a pew in heaven with the crew once again. May God comfort you and your family during this time off loss. Mike leaves us with a lot of good memories that will last our lifetime. He will truly be missed but never forgotten.

  15. Joseph Houze October 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    How tragic. He was a great man and will forever be remember as such. Thoughts & Prayers, Joe Houze & Family.

  16. Barbara Tusveld October 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Sorry to hear Mike is not with us anymore. He was my classmate 1984 RIP

  17. Chris Rayner October 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    So sorry to here of Mike’s passing. Mike and I where pledge brothers together at Farmhouse. Good times. Will keep your family in my prayers.

  18. Dave Lamie October 8, 2015 at 8:13 am

    My deepest condolences to Mike’s family and nearby friends. I knew Mike from FarmHouse at Purdue. We would occasionally meet for lunch or coffee in the ensuing years while I was still in Indiana. Facebook brought us back together a few years ago.

    When Mike had his car accident while he was at FarmHouse he helped to bring us all together as a group of young men who have now scattered to the four winds. Those were special times. Mike showed remarkable courage in his recovery. Never looking back. Rarely wallowing in self-pity or self-doubt. Rather, he showed incredible inner strength and took full advantage of whatever life dealt him. What a wonderful example of a life well-lived! No doubt, if he would have been able to stay longer, many more would have had the chance to get to know Mike, and they’d likely turn out to be a better person for having had that opportunity. I am confident that I am a better person for having known Mike. Rest in Peace, Brother.

  19. Marshall & Phoebe Smith October 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Mike & our son Chris were guards on the football team … really got to know & observe Mike at that time … always enjoyed talking with his father, Ron, and later my time with Mike sitting around the tables in the library coffee shop. Mike was always interested in what Chris was doing and how Phoebe was doing in real estate. One of the last times I was with him in the coffee shop, he introduced me to a friend he had invited to the coffee shop for a cup of coffee … typical Mike always connecting with people. We’ll miss Mike. Our prayers are with the family.

  20. Ken Schafer October 8, 2015 at 9:02 am

    My deepest sympathy. I am sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I was also a pledge brother with him at FarmHouse. I’ll keep him in my prayers.

  21. Mary Jo Borges October 8, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. You two were among the very nicest, sweetest SouthSide School Archers ever! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary Jo Borges

  22. Anita Cool Deweese October 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our families attended Grace Baptist together. Mike would always say hi whenever he saw one of us. It is such a comfort to know he is forever healed and celebrating in Heaven. Praying for your family during this time.

  23. Jeff Cox October 9, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Sorry for your loss, I enjoyed cutting his hair, he always like to tease people in the shop. We talked about your dad, mom and your family. In the winter he would bring me coffee from McDonald’s, and I’m not big coffee drinker. I never had the heart to tell him that, just knocked some off the price of haircut.

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