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Susan Houg

Cedar Rapids

Susan L. Houg, 64, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in her home with her loving family surrounding her. Services: 10 a.m.
Tuesday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, with burial following at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Lynn L'Abbe Banderob and the Rev. Phil Jorgensen will officiate. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Susan was born Feb. 10, 1953, in Reno, Nev., the daughter of Kenneth and Elaine (Mack) Bravener. She graduated from Dysart-Geneseo High School and then attended Wartburg College. She married Marvin Gene Houg on Sept. 11, 1982, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Susan was a brokerage manager for Transamerica in Cedar Rapids and then office manager for Linn-Mar Chiropractic in Marion. She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Susan enjoyed watching Heather participate in ice hockey and water skiing. The time spent with her grandchildren was some of her most cherished times.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Marvin; her daughters, Michelle (Ernest) Nicholas of Cedar Rapids and Heather Houg of Cedar Rapids; her mother, Elaine Bravener of Marion; and her brother, David (Kristina) Bravener of Denver, Iowa. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kaylee and Joel Nicholas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Bravener; and infant brother, Steven.
Please leave a message for the family on the web page www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Memorials may be designated to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Hospice of Mercy or Indian Creek Nature Center.