Janet L. Houk

February 19, 1948 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Janet Houk Obituary

Janet L. Houk, 75, of Tiffin, passed away Monday, October 30, 2023 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

Janet was born February 19, 1948, in Tiffin to the late Richard and Hazel (Rodgers) Sheffel. She married Richard L. Houk on April 29, 1967 in Tiffin and he survives.

Other survivors include her daughters, Yvette (Mike) Palomo of Fremont and Heather (Ken) Butler of Republic, three grandchildren, Austin Butler of Republic, Isabella Palomo of Fremont and Gabriella Palomo of Fremont. A nephew, Travis (Stacy) Howard of LaPlata, MD, and a nephew-in-law, Danny Cusic of Waldorf, MD. Several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara (Dave) Knowles, and a niece Shelly Cusic.

Janet was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Job's Daughters, longtime member of WIBC, longtime officer of the Tiffin Women's Bowling Assoc.  Janet enjoyed motorcycle riding, bowling, playing bingo, high school sports and being with her family and friends. Once you met Jan "Houkie", you knew you had a friend for life. She was many things, a jokester, prankster and a loving, caring person. She especially enjoyed dressing up as many, many characters for others' entertainment. She was small, mighty and a force to be reckoned with. She had the best laugh ever.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 3-7 p.m., at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. Upon Janet's wishes, there will be no funeral services, as she has donated her body to OSU for Science.

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November 10, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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