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Transcribed biography of Dean Albert Houpt


Dean Albert (Whitey) Houpt, born June 13, 1935 at Chicago Heights, Ill. Dean was the eldest of four sons of Vern Henry and Gertrude M. Rock Houpt. Vern's father Benjamin Harrison was raised in New Albany, Ind. and died Dec. 22, 1974 at New Era, Michigan. His mother Emma Marrie Stahley Houpt, the daughter of Huldah Agnes Breitzke and Fred Christian Stahley of Washington Twp., is living in New Era, Michigan. Gertrude's family came from Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Hammond, Ind.

Dean's brother Lloyd and his family live in Hobart, Ind.; Vern Richard died Nov. 22, 1968 at the age of 29, of a plastic anemia, and is buried in Sheridan, Wyoming. His youngest brother Neil died Oct. 15, 1956 at the age of 13, of a tumor on the brain, and is buried at Hammond, Ind. beside his parents at Elmwood Cemetery.

Dean was raised in Hammond, Ind., and quit school at the age of sixteen to become a 3rd generation brickmason of Local #6. Dean moved to Porter Twp. after his marriage to Juanita Diane Ludington on Oct. 19, 1957. Juanita is the 2nd daughter of Maurice B. and Frances M. Perrill Ludington, born Jan. 21, 1938 at Valparaiso, Ind. Juanita graduated from Boone Grove High School and Comptometer School in 1955. Her working career ended at Indiana General Magnetic Corporation of Valparaiso, to await the arrival of their son Dean Benjamin born June 22, 1968. In February 1968 Dean and Juanita moved from their trailer home in Porter Twp. to a house in Union Twp. where they still reside. Dean A. is an active member of Bricklayers Local #6 and is their Recording Secretary. He enjoys hunting and fishing. Dean and Juanita help farm her parents land in Porter Twp. As a family they enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Michigan.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 124

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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