Norman D. "Tom" Houghtaling, 77, passed away on Thursday February 7, 2008 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.


Tom has lived in Hazleton since 1952. He was a meat cutter for Emge Packing Company for 43 years and he also was a farmer. He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the Lawrence Township High School in Lawrenceville in 1948. He was one of the founding board members at the White River-Washington Township Boy’s Baseball League. He managed the Gibson County Bank Baseball Team for 12 years. He was a former volunteer fireman. He enjoyed gardening and being with his family. 

He was born on
January 16, 1931 in Lawrence County, IL to William L. & Bethel K. (Barker) Houghtaling, both deceased. Also preceding him in death were his 3 sisters, Kathryn Reeves, Norma King and Carol Askren; and 3 infant brothers. 

Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ina (LaMar) Houghtaling of Hazleton; 6 daughters and sons-in-law, Terry & Travis Nolcox, Nancy & Michael Backes, Arletta Jo & Rick Robinson, Carol & David Taylor, Patsy Ricketts, and Sandra & David Griesemer; 1 son, William Thomas Houghtaling; 21 grandchildren, Lyle Nolcox, Shelley Manns, Angela Evans, Michelle Goebel, Stephanie Wittmer, Jennifer Meyer, Natalie & Gabriel Hoover, Amy & April Robinson, Rachel, Melissa & Michael Taylor, David, Andy & Eliot Graham, Emma & Alex Ricketts, Mamie Kester, Bethel Renfrow, and Hannah Sparks; 19 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Billie Seed; and 2 brothers, Randall Houghtaling and George Leighty

Funeral Services will be held at
10:00 AM on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. David Griesemer and Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be at the Hazleton Community Cemetery in Hazleton, IN.


Friends may visit from 4 until 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home. VFW Post #1147 will conduct military graveside services.