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Floyd E. Houser, 89, died March 9, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines.

He was born August 18, 1922 in Stockton, Kansas to Austin and Bessie Houser Parrish, but lived most of his life in Des Moines.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Floyd worked for Rock Island Motor Transit for 32 years, and then at Crouse Cartage for 6 years until his retirement. He enjoyed farming when he was younger, mowing, bowling, walking, and he raised and trained dogs.

Floyd is survived by his children, Shirl (Lee) Wagner, Jim (Megan) Houser, and Tim Houser; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Martha Mae Parrish of Knox City and Juanita Parrish of Mexico, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara J. Houser; siblings, Earl Parrish, David T. Parrish and Viola Ruble; and step-mother, Effie Parrish.

A graveside service was held Friday, March 16, 2012 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. Rev. Richard Hutton officiated. Military Honors were presented by U.S. Navy and VFW Post#9662. Pallbearers were Jim Houser, Kenny Houser, Roger Parrish, Willie McLucas and Lee Wagner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Floyd.