Trecil Lindy (Skinny) VanHouten, 91, of Hazen, went to be with his heavenly father on December 30, 2020, at home with his daughter, Melissa VanHouten Marks and extended family. Skinny was born on February 24, 1929 in Tollville to Commie and Viola Mathis VanHouten. His wife, Juanita Hogan VanHouten preceded him in death. Skinny was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Leroy, and Rudy VanHouten and two sisters, Charlotte Ivy and Gladys Vick.
Skinny is survived by his daughter, Melissa Van Houten Marks of Hazen and his granddaughter, Loren Marks of Stuttgart. Skinny is also survived by his brothers, B.R. (Shirley) VanHouten and Kenneth VanHouten of Hazen and two sisters, Bobbie Petty of Hazen and Ruby Petrus of Stuttgart.
Skinny was a retired farmer and after retirement there was not a day that went by when he did not ride to the farm to check things out and visit with family and friends. He was an easy-going man who was loved by many other family members and friends who knew him.
There will be a graveside service at the Hazen Cemetery on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Pallbearers will be his great-nephews, Timothy VanHouten, Christian VanHouten, Josh VanHouten, Clark VanHouten, Chase VanHouten, and Brayden VanHouten.